Chinese Chicken Salad from One Lovely Life

Chinese Chicken Salad

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: 6-8 as a main dish or 10-12 as a side 1x


For the salad mixture:

  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced

For the add-ins:

  • 12 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 12 cups mandarin oranges (I buy the 100% juice-packed ones)
  • 1/41/2 cup toasted almonds

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup gluten free tamari (or coconut aminos or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (seasoned or unseasoned) or cider vinegar for paleo
  • 23 Tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Combine the salad mixture and toss until well blended.
  2. Whisk together salad dressing ingredients until well blended.
  3. If serving the whole salad immediately, stir in the salad add-ins (chicken, oranges, almonds) and enough dressing to coat the salad. Try not to add too much dressing at the beginning, as it breaks down the salad after a few minutes.
  4. Serve immediately or keep components separate and prepare just as much as you need. If stored separately, leftovers should keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator.