My Kitchen: Asian Chicken Salad

One of the things that’s really important to me is making sure I bring a lunch to work every day. It’s healthier, faster, and let’s face it – cheaper. Eating out is expensive!

Since I’m trying to watch what I’m eating, I have a repertoire of a few salads that I take for lunch all the time. This one is inspired by one I used to pick up at Costco. I was buying it a lot, and then it disappeared over the holidays, so I figured out how to make it on my own! This easy salad is so good – really fresh and filling with lots of good protein on top from the chicken. A lot of people would call this a Chinese salad too, because of the flavors. Enjoy!

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad
Serves 1
I make this on a kitchen scale, just adding the ingredients as I go!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 5 ounces shredded napa cabbage
  2. 1 ounce shredded carrots
  3. 1/3 ounce crispy noodle/wonton strips
  4. 1/3 roasted unsalted cashews
  5. 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds
  6. 3 ounces cooked chicken (rotisserie chickens are great for this!)
  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl. If you're making it ahead of time, keep the crispy noodles separate until right before eating so they don't get soggy!
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  1. January 7, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Oh yum!!! I need some good new recipes so we will have to give this one a try. My hubby found a similar recipe a while back but o never made it. So yours goes on the list instead.
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    • Jess
      January 7, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Oh good! I hope you like it! 🙂

  2. Ashley
    January 7, 2016 / 11:15 am

    what dressing do you like using, if any? this looks great!

    • Jess
      January 7, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Hey Ashley! Usually I use a Lite Asian inspired one – I like Kraft’s Lite Asian Toasted Sesame and my husband likes the Ken’s Lite Sesame Ginger (it’s got a little spice). Hope you enjoy it!

  3. January 7, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Looks delicious!! I have to try to make it sometime. Much cheaper than buying it in the store.

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  4. Meghan
    January 7, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Sounds delicious! And how do you make that little recipe graphic thing (technically speaking lol)?

    • Jess
      January 7, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      It is! And it’s a WordPress plugin. ?

  5. Beth
    January 7, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    This looks SO good, can’t wait to try it!

    • Jess
      January 8, 2016 / 9:51 am

      You’re going to love it!

    • Jess
      January 8, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Try it! I bet you get addicted like me!