Fresh and delicious strawberry Chinese chicken salad is so good your family will think you have been moonlighting as a chef! This recipe is healthy and celebrates California Strawberries with a delicious sesame strawberry vinaigrette.
Chinese chicken salad has always been a favorite of mine. I have had more ways than I can count and even learned to make it under a very skilled chef and culinary teacher in Westlake, CA. Phyliss Vaccareli has since passed, but she remains an important part of my culinary background.
And she just happened to teach me how to fry fresh wontons for salads and I would love to share it on this blog sometime, but it does take time and most of the Momma Can recipes are for busy mommas!
So I simplified my version of a Calfornia style Chinese chicken salad by using chow mein noodles, which I love.
Simplify Salad with Rotiserrie Chicken
One perk I love about this salad is using shredded rotisserie chicken!
Just purchase a chicken form the local deli or grocer and remove the skin and bones and shred the meat. You need about three cups, or more if your bird was larger. You can also reserve the extra meat in freezer containers for soups and casseroles.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you love Strawberry Chinese Chicken Salad you may want to grab check out the following recipes.
Super Tasty Strawberry Sesame Vinaigrette
I carried the strawberry theme from the salad to the dressing. Strawberries blended with rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar or honey, and soy sauce with optional ginger make a bright and flavorful vinaigrette that complements all the yummy vegetables.
Strawberry Chinese Chicken Salad
- For the Salad
- 1 cup strawberries stemmed and chopped
- 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
- 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
For the Salad
- 3 cups cooked shredded chicken meat (we used rotisserie chicken)
- 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup grated carrots
- ¼ cup shelled edamame
- ¼ cup green onion thinly sliced
- ¼ chow mein noodles, for serving
- ¼ toasted sliced almonds for serving
- For the Strawberry Sesame Vinaigrette
To make the vinaigrette combine strawberries,sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic powder, soy sauce and if you like, grated ginger in a small food processor or blender. Serve immediately or store for up to two days.
To assemble the salad, place chopped romaine lettuce in a large bowl, top with red cabbage, carrots, edamame, green onion and shredded chicken. Then scatter strawberries on top and garnish with chow mein noodles and almonds. Serve dressing on the side.
Option: Toss the lettuce, cabbage, carrots, edamame, green onion, and shredded chicken with the dressing. Then add strawberries, chow mein noodles, and almonds.
It works beautifully both ways!
Feel free to add other favorite vegetables to this recipe. A few slices of avocado are always yummy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 21gProtein: 40g