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A bowl of Chinese chicken salad topped with wontons and sesame seeds.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This recipe for Chinese chicken salad is loaded with chicken, veggies, wontons and almonds, all tossed in a sesame ginger dressing. An impressive salad that's perfect for potlucks and parties!
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 374kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 4 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions plus more for garnish
  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted
  • 3/4 cup wonton strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


  • Place the green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, green onions, chicken and almonds in a bowl.
  • For the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl; whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle the wonton strips and sesame seeds over the salad.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions, then serve immediately.



Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3775IU | Vitamin C: 26.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg