lighter chinese chicken salad

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lighter chinese chicken salad

I try to eat healthy. Breakfast most days is a smoothie, or oatmeal. Thanks to my slow cooker, even on busy nights a healthy dinner is easy as well.

But lunch…

I struggle with lunch almost daily.

I don’t like to stop what I’m doing to make something for myself. If we do have leftovers, I send those to work with my husband, so more often than not, I grab something quick, and that can be less than healthy.

lightened up chinese chicken salad

Salads are good for lunch because I can prep the veggies ahead of time, but with the exception of a chinese chicken salad, they don’t really excite me. I love chinese chicken salads. I could eat one every day and not ever get bored. Trouble is they are not the healthiest of choices.

This lighter chinese chicken salad has all the flavor I love in the real deal. It is loaded with healthy veggies, and replaces the fried chicken usually found in the salad with shredded chicken breast.

lightened up chinese chicken salad

As much as I love a great take-out chicken salad, I actually prefer this lighter homemade version, and now a fast healthy lunch is no trouble at all.

lighter chinese chicken salad


  • for the dressing -
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (I use all natural Tamari)
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • sriracha (optional)
  • for the salad -
  • 1 cup of cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup of shredded napa cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • handful of cilantro


  • whisk together the ingredients for the dressing
  • combine the cabbages, carrot, red bell pepper
  • top with shredded chicken, edamame, cilantro
  • pour dressing over salad, and add sriracha (if using)

lighter chinese chicken salad


healthy choices from friends –

peanut chicken with noodles – averie cooks

vegetarian stir fry – food faith fitness

salads in a jar – bless this mess

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