Wishing for some Chinese food? While most quick options for this are non-Paleo, you can bring out the flavors of a wonderful, Chinese-inspired dish by preparing a meal like this yourself. While most Chinese dishes are filled with a host of food additives, they are easily eliminated in this recipe by drawing on other Chinese flavors with ingredients like coconut aminos, sesame seeds, and ginger. The use of these items allows you to enjoy the flavors of this salad without forsaking a Paleo diet. The dish ends up working perfectly as a quick weekday dinner or a pack and go option for lunch.
The heart of this dish lies in the inclusion of a variety of shredded vegetables, including carrots, broccoli, and cabbage. While these items can usually be purchased pre-shredded, this will increase the cost to prepare this dish significantly. If you haven’t already, this would be a great time to consider investing in a food processor that can quickly shred whatever ingredients you need for this dish and other recipes. While it can be a bit costly up front, this kitchen gadget ends up saving an extraordinary amount of time in the long-term, giving you more flexibility to prepare great meals with minimal time investment.
One of the benefits of this dish is the complete macro profile you get – there’s no need to take a lot of time to create other sides in order to have a full meal. If you prefer a heartier meal, try making a batch of cauliflower rice to serve with this salad.
Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
Protein: 33g / %
Carbs: 24g / %
Fat: 16g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 2 cups shredded chicken, pre-cooked
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded broccoli
- ½ cup sliced green onions
- 1 cup sliced sugar snap peas
- ½ cup cashew nuts
- ½ cup sprouts
- ½ cup fresh cilantro
- ½ cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1-2 tbsp. lime juice
- ½ tsp. crushed ginger
- ½ tsp. crushed garlic
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- Add all the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
- Salad can be made a day in advance without adding dressing and kept in the fridge.