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Chinese Chicken Salad

Updated On: May 10, 2024

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe is quick and delicious. Topped with baked strips of wonton wrapper, juicy chicken, mandarin oranges, and a tasty vinaigrette dressing. The perfect dinner salad that won’t break the calorie bank.

chinese chicken salad

I will admit right now – I love Chinese Chicken Salad.  There’s something about all of the components that just work together.  The crunchy wonton chips, the moist chicken, the sweet mandarins and the zingy dressing.  It’s like the salad marriage made in Heaven.  I could eat it every single day.  This recipe is super simple to make and only takes as long as the time to broil the chicken.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Chicken breasts
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach leaves
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Mushrooms
  • Scallions
  • Toasted sesame seeds

For the Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Sriracha sauce
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Imagine all of the possibilities with this salad. You could easily sub out the wonton chips for crispy Chinese noodles, or substitute mandarin oranges for other oranges that are in season. You can also omit the mushrooms if you’re not a fungi fan. They are not necessary to make this recipe delicious.

You can also make the dressing less spicy by decreasing or omitting the sriracha sauce. But you should definitely give it a try as written just once because like I mentioned above, it’s pretty darn tasty as is.

chinese chicken salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

A quick Chinese chicken salad that won’t break the calorie bank.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 7 wonton wrappers sliced into strips
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • cooking spray
  • 4 cups romaine torn lettuce
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3 mandarin oranges peeled and sectioned
  • 2 large mushrooms washed and sliced
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons local honey
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce or other hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray and add the wonton strips. Toss to coat with some of the cooking spray. Spread out evenly. Bake for 5 minutes, or until starting to turn brown and crisp. Remove and cool.
  • Spray another small baking sheet with cooking spray (or use the same one after wontons are baked) and add the chicken breasts. Drizzle the 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil over the 2 breasts. Bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken releases clear juice when pierced with a knife. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl add the romaine, spinach, mandarins, mushrooms and scallions. Toss to combine. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add all of the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine. Drizzle over the greens and toss to coat. Divide between 2 serving bowls and top with sliced chicken breasts and wonton strips. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to taste and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 794kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 56gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1488mgPotassium: 1577mgFiber: 6gSugar: 70gVitamin A: 10728IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 4mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  1. Carolyn McMillin says:

    This is so darn good. Made it with a pork tenderloin instead of chicken, as chicken was last evenings dinner. Will be a summer regular.

  2. bellalimento says:

    I only want a bite. Okay who am I kidding I’d tear that up ; )

  3. Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Heather, these photos are AMAZING!!! Oh my goodness, I totally want to take a bite. 🙂

    I remember eating Chinese chicken salads at Applebee’s back in the day. This looks so much better!

  4. Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) says:

    Wish I was having this for lunch!

  5. Tara @ Unsophisticook says:

    Love just about any salad, but especially one as pretty and colorful at this.

  6. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    Mmm! Im always looking for a new way to eat salad..otherwise they can get so boring to me! This sounds amazing!

  7. I really like Asian inspired salads. The dressing sounds especially delicious.

  8. This looks like the perfect lunch! I’m hungry!

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is one beauty of a salad! Those crispy little wonton strips are calling my name!!!!

  10. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    You make me laugh…the photo that has nothing to do with the post. 🙂 I am ALWAYS up for a great Chinese Chicken Salad – this one looks extra fabulous with those dressing ingredients!!

  11. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Gorgeous and I love the dressing especially with the sriracha!

  12. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

    Oh girl, I could eat that every day!!

  13. Milisa Armstrong says:

    Well I was going to make burgers for supper but this looks so much better!!

  14. I hope it’s not “uncool” to leave a comment like this, but you know, I’m vegan, which means that I always look at a recipe like this and think how easy it would be to make this vegan style. I would love to replace that chicken with tofu and go to town on that salad! Sriracha sauce in the dressing? OMG!

  15. Cassie Laemmli (@BakeYourDay) says:

    I love this salad! I will most-likely choose a Chinese chicken salad if I see one on a menu. Sounds perfect to me!

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