Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

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When the temperature starts to rise and the days get longer, it’s time to swap wintery soups and stews for some cooler fare. Our Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken does the trick! This Asian-inspired recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, has only 173 calories per serving, and is sure to satisfy. We used savoy cabbage, or curly cabbage, which is used in many Asian dishes and salads. Savory cabbage has a milder taste than traditional green cabbage.

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Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

Yields: 6 | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 173 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 24 mg | Sodium: 129 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 11 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5 |


  • 2 chicken breast fillets, skinless, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups shredded Savoy (curly) Cabbage, optional Napa Cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 carrot, peeled, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Place sesame seeds in a dry non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium skillet add olive oil and sesame oil, turn heat to medium-high, cook chicken cubes until cooked through and crispy, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, add all dressing ingredients, whisk until combined.
  4. Combine cooked chicken, cabbage, lettuce, and carrots in a large salad bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad mix and toss to combine. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.

2 Comments on "Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken"

  1. jessa  March 26, 2016

    Hi: Any other option for Canola oil?
    Thank you

    • Gale Compton  March 26, 2016

      Yes, olive oil works great! In fact, I changed canola to olive oil in the recipe.


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