Chinese Chicken Salad

We’ve been eating quite a lot of salad lately, and being the protein addict that I am, I’m constantly looking for new ways to make it into a full dinner.

I was first introduced to Chinese Chicken Salad years ago, by my dear friend Helen.  We’ve been friends now for close to 30 years and good salad is only one of the many things she has taught me about.  My version is a little different from hers, since she’s not gluten free, and I can only hope that it’s nearly as good, since Helen is quite amazing in the kitchen.

Chinese Chicken Salad

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  • leftover chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups jicama, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • Asian Salad Dressing, to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, lettuce, jicama, sesame seeds and shallot
  • Drizzle with Asian Salad Dressing
  • Serve
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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This salad will serve approximately 4 people, depending on how much chicken you decide to add to it.  I make that decision based on how much meat is left over from the roasted chicken of the night before.  Feel free to add extra chicken or go with no chicken at all.

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16 responses to “Chinese Chicken Salad”

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  2. I’m enjoying this delicious salad as we speak! My jicama smelled a little fermented, so I subbed an apple. Delicious! Next time I make this, I think I will add a thinly shredded red pepper.

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