This delicious and healthy Asian chicken salad is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. It’s easy to make, and it’s loaded with flavor. You’ll love the crunchy veggies and the delicious Asian-inspired dressing.
Asian Chicken Crunch Salad is one of my favorite quick and easy lunches. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like cabbage, cucumbers, and grilled chicken, and it’s tossed in a delicious Asian-inspired dressing. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep, so you can have a tasty lunch all week long. And best of all, it’s PCOS friendly, so you can feel good about eating it! If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy Asian-inspired salad, it is the perfect choice.
Healthy Asian Chicken Crunch Salad Ingredients
Opting for Homemade Dressing
If you’re like most people, you probably think of salad as a healthy food choice. But what you may not realize is that many salad dressings are actually full of hidden inflammatory fats and added sugar. These ingredients can wreak havoc on your health, contributing to everything from weight gain to chronic disease. The good news is, it’s easy to make your own healthy salad dressings at home. Asian Chicken Crunch Salad is a delicious and easy recipe that uses healthy ingredients like olive oil, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar. This dressing is perfect for those who are looking for a way to enjoy a healthy salad without all the harmful additives.
Canned mandarin oranges are often packed in a sugary syrup. This can make the salad very high in sugar. The other option is to use the “sugar free” option, but this often use unhealthy artificial sugars, such as Splenda (sucralose). It’s important to check the ingredients carefully to make sure there is no added sugar or sweeteners. Another option is to use fresh mandarin oranges. This will add a fresher flavor to the salad and will be lower in sugar.
Asian Chicken Crunch Salad
- 1 cup Cabbage
- 1 cup Romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce
- ½ cup Chopped cucumber
- ¼ cup Roughly grated or matchstick carrots
- ½ an Avocado chopped into chunks
- Mandarin Oranges fresh or dole no sugar added
- Toasted almonds
- Grilled chicken
- Green onions optional
- Cilantro leaves
- ½ cup Blanched asparagus optional
- 1/8 cup Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/8 cup Apple Cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger grated or paste
- Sriracha depending on desired heat
- Salt to taste
- Add all the dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake them until well mixed.
- The salad dressing will separate while in the fridge so be sure to shake well again before using.
- Layer cabbage, lettuce, cucumber, carrots and optional blanched asparagus in an individual salad bowl top with mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and other optional toppings as desired.
- Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat salad and top with grilled chicken
Alternative Salad Dressing Without Nuts
Sesame Ginger Dressing
1 tablespoons light soy sauce
⅛ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
¼ clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
1 teaspoon Sriracha to taste
2 tablespoons water to thin if
1 teaspoon sesame seeds optional
What if I have a peanut or nut allergy?
Check out the alternative Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe above. Or you can substitute the peanut butter for sunflower butter. Be sure to check the ingredients there are often lots of sugar added to nut butters.
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