CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD
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This Chinese chicken salad features plenty of fresh veggies, crunchy noodles and a delicious tangy dressing. A great salad to have in you repertoire!

Bowl of Chinese chicken salad ready to be served.

The great thing about this recipe is that all the salad ingredients can be prepped while the chicken cooks in the oven, and you should have a bit of spare time for clean up too. So easy!

If you want to make this Chinese chicken salad in summer (when mandarins aren’t so easily available), try canned mandarin segments instead or just leave them out altogether.

Love a salad with crispy noodles? Try this Thai beef salad.

 

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Bowl of Chinese chicken salad ready to be served.

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

Keyword: CHICKEN, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

This Chinese chicken salad features plenty of fresh veggies, crunchy noodles and a delicious tangy dressing. A great salad to have in you repertoire!

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Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 600 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1lb 5oz)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

SALAD

  • 1/2 small wombok
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 mandarins
  • Large handful fresh coriander
  • 100 g crispy noodles (3.5oz)
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts (65g)

DRESSING

  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. COOK CHICKEN

    Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F) fan bake. Place a large piece of tinfoil or baking paper on an oven tray and place the chicken breasts on top. Drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil then season with cracked pepper. Fold foil / baking paper up to enclose the chicken in a parcel. Bake for 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

  2. MAKE SALAD

    Meanwhile, finely shred wombok, grate carrot, dice cucumber into small cubes and thinly slice spring onions. Peel mandarins and separate into segments. Roughly chop coriander. Combine all of these ingredients in a large salad bowl.

  3. PREPARE DRESSING

    Place vinegar, peanut oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and garlic powder in a small jar. Shake until well combined. Season to taste with cracked pepper.

  4. SERVE

    Remove chicken from oven, take out of parcel and place on a chopping board. Use two forks to shred chicken. Add to the salad bowl together with half the noodles and peanuts. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss to combine.

  5. Divide salad between individual serving bowls and top with remaining noodles and peanuts. Add extra coriander too, if you like. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Choose an off-dry Riesling.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Use gluten-free soy sauce. Omit the noodles (unless you can find a similar gluten-free option) and replace with a few extra peanuts.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: You could use green or red cabbage instead of wombok (I find wombok easier to eat / more tender though).
STORING AND REHEATING: If you are planning to have leftovers, it is better to store the fresh salad ingredients separate from chicken, noodles, peanuts and dressing. Everything but dressing, noodles and peanuts should be kept in the fridge. Chicken can be reheated in the microwave. Add to salad with dressing, noodles and peanuts just before serving.

 

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