Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Salad Dressing

There are so many creative recipes you can make with Rotisserie Chicken.  With all the options available I usually purchase 2 whole chickens just to preserve some in the freezer to use later. In this post I share how you can mix up your own Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Salad Dressing.

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Salad Dressing Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Salad Dressing

Who doesn’t love the pick me up in peanuts?  This salad will give you energy along with satisfying those hunger pains in a hurry.  In this feature I use the prepared Asian chopped vegetable kits you can find at grocery stores.  In the past few months it has been easier to find the kits in stock then a fresh head of cabbage.  It just depends on the season.   Be sure to check out the notes in the recipe below.  Don’t forget to print this to use this season when you are short on time.  You can thank me later! 

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Chinese Chicken Asian Salad Recipe

Chinese Chicken Asian Salad Recipe

Ingredients

    Dressing
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil ( peanut oil is good if you have it on hand)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp+ Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp water (or lime juice)
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
    Salad
  • 1 1/2 cups Chinese cabbage / Napa cabbage , shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage , shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots , julienned (I used Just Veg pre shredded carrots) (Note 1)
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4+ cups of crunchy fried noodles

Instructions

  1. Mix Dressing in your favorite small mixing bowl. You can omit the sriracha if you don't like too much spice in salad.
  2. In a large bowl toss together all the salad ingredients including some of the noodles. Reserving some noodles, peanuts and shallots for topping.
  3. Drizzled with Dressing and toss just before serving.
  4. Garnish with remaining noodles, peanuts and shallots and serve immediately.

Notes

Sometimes fresh bean sprouts are hard to find in the produce section in my area so don't be afraid to use the canned sprouts. Be sure to drain the sprouts well. Chicken breast can be used if you don't have a rotisserie chicken on hand.

If you don’t have rotisserie chicken you can also use cooked chicken breast.  The idea is to use fresh and what you can easily find on hand.  I like ‘cheating’ and using those chopped salads you can find in the produce aisle.  It makes it easy to create meals like this quickly.  The important thing to remember is those salad kits have to be used quickly so be sure to check the expiration dates on the package before purchasing.

Let’s Connect

In conclusion of reading this post I hope you will comment and let me know if you tried the recipe.  What did you think of using the rotisserie chicken used in the mail? This Chinese chicken salad recipe will be one you use for many years – I promise!

Happy Easy Salad Making,

Bren Haas

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