Chinese Chicken Salad

This is a hearty salad and an excellent use for leftover chicken. Serve on a bed of baby greens with a drizzle of the extra dressing on the side.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • ¾ lb. cooked skinless chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ cup scallions, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  • Place the bean sprouts in a bowl of ice water to cover. Soak for 3–5 minutes.
  • Combine the vinegar, oil, soy sauce, hoisin, and ginger in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Remove ½ cup dressing from the bowl and set aside.
  • Add the chicken, cabbage, and scallions to the large bowl and mix to combine. Add more dressing as needed to achieve desired consistency.
  • Transfer the bean sprouts to paper towels to drain. To serve, divide the chicken salad among 4 salad plates. Garnish with bean sprouts and chopped peanuts. Serve any extra dressing on the side.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • ¾ lb. cooked skinless chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ cup scallions, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  • Place the bean sprouts in a bowl of ice water to cover. Soak for 3–5 minutes.
  • Combine the vinegar, oil, soy sauce, hoisin, and ginger in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Remove ½ cup dressing from the bowl and set aside.
  • Add the chicken, cabbage, and scallions to the large bowl and mix to combine. Add more dressing as needed to achieve desired consistency.
  • Transfer the bean sprouts to paper towels to drain. To serve, divide the chicken salad among 4 salad plates. Garnish with bean sprouts and chopped peanuts. Serve any extra dressing on the side.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories420
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium860mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars6g
Protein31g