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A large black bowl filled with Chinese chicken salad featuring shredded chicken, shredded carrots, broccoli slaw, scallions, water chestnuts and chow mein noodles, with a pair of brown chopsticks on top and a linen napkin on the side.

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad

This vibrant, Easy Chinese Chicken Salad recipe features shredded chicken, crunchy vegetables and Chow Mein noodles, tossed in a tangy Asian dressing. And, it's on the table in less than 10 minutes for those busy weeknight dinners!

  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 1x


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For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

For the salad:

  • 12-ounce bag broccoli slaw
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup dry Chow Mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


To make the dressing:

  1. Place all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together until well- combined.
  2. Set aside at room temperature.

To make the salad:

  1. In a large salad bowl, add all of the vegetables and water chestnuts. 
  2. Add in the shredded chicken and toss well.
  3. Drizzle in the Asian dressing and toss thoroughly until well-combined.
  4. Top with the Chow Mein noodles and sprinkles of sesame seeds.
  5. Divide up into individual plates and serve with more dressing on the side.


  • This salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken! I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken and used the leftover breasts.
  • You can make the Asian dressing ahead of time, and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Let it defrost at room temperature before using.
  • You can store this salad in the refrigerator for up to four days in an air-tight container. Broccoli has staying power so it should not wilt, even if coated with dressing.

Watch a short video of this recipe here.

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 327.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.4 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.1 mg

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