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Crunchy Asian Orange Salad With Chicken

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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

Whether you want to have more plant-based meals in your diet or you’re looking to change up your salad game, you’re at the right recipe! Asian Kitchen is bringing to us a lot of interesting flavors, colors and combinations of ingredients. 

 

This quick and easy Asian salad will definitely take your sympathy. Except it’s very simple to prepare and also very tasty, it has a lot of proteins and low carbs.

 

Mandarin orange salad is a mixture of romaine lettuce, coleslaw, purple cabbage, sugar snap peas with chicken breasts and mandarin orange slices. If you like, you can add some spinach salad too.

 

You can add another source of lean protein of your choice to the Asian mandarin salad, it will still be delicious. The charm of this recipe is actually creamy salad dressing. 

 

For making our ginger orange salad dressing use a small bowl or jar to mix together the ingredients. If you like it sweeter, add 1 tablespoon of agave syrup.

 

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 garnish, you can use noodles for crunch, but if you want to stick to the low-calorie meal, skip it. I adore almond slices, it makes the salad more crunchy and boosts heartiness. Cilantro also takes its place, adding more flavor to the chicken salad.

 

You couldn’t have a list of salad recipes without including this juicy Asian recipe. Make it for your next gathering, or make a go-to meal, and take it to work. It’ll take just a couple of minutes of your time, and you will have a healthy and fresh lunch.

 

Don’t forget to share how it went for you by commenting down below or sending an email! 

 

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Crunchy Asian Orange Salad With Chicken

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.