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Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Homemade Chinese chicken salad with a lighter and healthier  touch. Crispy crunchy  serve  with a lip smackingly delicious Almond dressing.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken, healthy, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 310kcal
Author AfricanBites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 of shredded or chopped chicken breast about 2 medium chicken breast
  • 8 wontons 1 1/2 cup wonton strips
  • 6 cups chopped salad napa cabbage or romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 cups sprouts
  • 1 cup mandarin
  • 2 scallions white and green parts, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds toasted
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 Tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon peeled grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon siraracha

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, or foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cut wonton wrappers into strips and lay on baking sheet.
  • Bake for approximately 8-12 minutes depending on your oven until wontons are crispy and lightly golden brown. You may have to wash them very closely. Remove from the oven, let cool
  • If using fresh chicken breast think about pounding it with a meat mallet, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly spray a nonstick fry pan, Preheat skillet over medium –high heat until hot. Place chicken in the skillet and cook for about 5- 6 minutes on each side until juice runs clear. You may have to turn the chicken more than once to make sure the chicken is brown on both sides. Set aside and let it cool. Slice chicken into strips or just shred it. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine Napa cabbage, carrots, scallions, bean sprouts, Mandarin orange, sliced chicken, parsley and wonton strips. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake like crazy -to emulsify for about 2 minutes. Set aside. Be sure to shake it before each use.
  • Add dressing to salad and toss to coat right before serving Serve and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 102g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 2783mg | Potassium: 2730mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 47220IU | Vitamin C: 135.8mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 10.4mg