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Crunchy Asian Orange Chicken Salad

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 361
Protein 36g
Fat 18g
Carbs 12g
Total Time

Got leftover chicken? Don’t toss it out! Pull it apart, then toss it in this easy, flavorful salad.

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Crunchy Asian Orange Chicken Salad

Ingredients

for 4 servings:

  • Salad
    • 1 lb cooked chicken breast, chopped or pulled apart
    • 2 1/2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
    • 2 cups coleslaw
    • 1 1/2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
    • 1 cup sugar snap peas (or snow peas)
    • 10oz mandarin oranges (if using the can MUST use oranges in water/liquid, not syrup)
  • Dressing
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon
    • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy (or lite tamari)
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon ginger (minced, paste, or pieces)
    • 5 tablespoons peanut oil
    • juice from 1 orange (or half depending on preferences)
    • 1 teaspoon agave (optional but recommended for a little sweetness)
  • Garnish
    • Chow mein noodles for crunch (while these are lower calorie, you should not load up on them)
    • Almond slices for more crunch and to boost heartiness
    • Cilantro for flavor
Steps
  • In a small bowl or jar, mix together the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  • Using leftover chicken breast – or your choice of lean protein – cut or pull into pieces.  Set aside.
  • In a large mixing, add all of the ingredients for the salad.  Add a bit of the dressing and gently toss the salad in the sauce.
  • Add the salad to a plate, then garnish!

for 1 of 4 servings (without garnish)

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Calories
361
Protein
36g
Fat
18g
Carbs
12g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.