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Fast, Easy Giada De Laurentiis Recipe For Chinese Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis


  1. Salad:
    1 large carrot, peeled
    3 cups shredded napa cabbage, from 1 small cabbage
    3 cups shredded romaine lettuce, from 1 small lettuce
    1 small red bell pepper, seeded and deveined, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons fresh Thai basil leaves or fresh mint leaves, chopped
    2 cups thinly sliced store-bought rotisserie chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
    1/2 cup pine nuts
    1 tablespoon toasted white or black sesame seeds
  1. Dressing:
    1/4 cup peanut or vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup chow mein noodles, for garnish


  1. For the salad: Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrot and add to a large salad bowl. Stir in the cabbage, lettuce, pepper, Thai basil, chicken, almonds, and sesame seeds.
  2. For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if using.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Garnish with the chow mein noodles and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

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