Chinese Chicken Salad

Try this quick and tasty take on chicken salad. Delicious!

Chinese Chicken Salad


  • 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, sliced thin
  • 1/2 small head napa cabbage, cored and sliced thin (4 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 2 inch long matchsticks
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 6 scallions, sliced thin


  1. Cut thin slice from top and bottom of oranges, then slice off rind and pith.
  2. Working over bowl, cut orange segments from membrane and transfer segments to second bowl.
  3. Squeeze juice from membrane into first bowl (juice should measure ¼ cup).
  4. Combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sugar, and chili garlic sauce in bowl.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup orange juice mixture over chicken.
  6. Slowly whisk vegetable oil and sesame oil into remaining orange juice mixture to make vinaigrette.
  7. Toss romaine, cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, and scallions with vinaigrette in large bowl.
  8. Transfer to serving platter and top with chicken and oranges. Serve.

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