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Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

This Chinese Chicken Salad serves up an enormous helping of veggies and protein, all smothered in an umami-packed sesame ginger dressing. With cabbage, carrots, green onions, and toasted almonds, you’ll get a big variety of crunchy goodies in this salad. Plus, it’s paleo, gluten free, and Whole30. Booyah!

Ready for a huge, flavorful lunch?

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Gradually, I’ve realized that chopped salads are where it’s at.

Sure, I love a good lettuce-based salad. (The secret is to load it up with awesome toppings.)

But salads that aren’t lettuce-based are pretty freaking great. Case in point: Thai Cabbage Salad with Sunbutter Dressing — not a lettuce leaf in sight but dang is that a good salad!

Who knew that thinly sliced cabbage would make such an epic base for a salad swimming in luscious, robust ginger dressing?

And because lettuce isn’t the only way to salad, I foresee myself riding the non-lettuce salad train pretty hard this summer. Admittedly, I’ve already got a couple more salad recipes in the pipeline that feature other vegetables like cucumber and cauliflower!Gluten Free Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe with Sesame Ginger Dressing | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

But to get back to this salad in particular… You’ve gotta love a salad that serves up an entire meal, not just a side dish.

And let me tell ya, this salad is filling. With so many different veggies and a heaping helping of protein, this recipe goes a long way! I had enough leftovers for 3-4 lunches.

Speaking of leftovers, I think this Chinese chicken salad is pretty great a day later, but after that the cabbage starts to get a little soggy. If that doesn’t bother you, though (it doesn’t bother me much), have at it!

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Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe with Sesame Ginger Dressing

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Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: salad, main meal
  • Method: salad, pan fry
  • Cuisine: chinese

Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts on a flat surface and pound to uniform thickness.
  2. Whisk together coconut aminos, ginger, 1/4 cup olive oil, fish sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and salt. Measure out 3 tablespoons and set the rest aside. Rub the 3 tablespoons into the chicken breasts on both sides. Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag, squeeze out air, and seal. Refrigerate and let marinate for 3 hours to overnight.
  3. Add the red wine vinegar and chopped green onions to the reserved ginger mixture, whisking until smooth to create a vinaigrette. Refrigerate the vinaigrette until ready to serve.
  4. Combine the sliced cabbage, carrots, sliced green onions, cilantro, slivered almonds, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Toss with vinaigrette.
  5. Once the chicken is done marinating, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
  6. Separate the slaw into 4 equal portions. Top each portion with half a chicken breast.

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Chelsea

I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand.

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