Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad

September 20, 2011


Since I rarely make the same thing twice I wanted a fun salad to bring to Jen and Scott’s on Saturday night. Asian inspired flavors always brighten up a salad and cabbage adds a nice crunch. I also wanted something that would be gluten free for Amanda and that everyone would love just as much.


Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad (inspired by an Ellie Krieger recipe)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 8



1 pound chicken

1 tbsp soy sauce (I used San-J since it is Gluten Free)

1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil

1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced

1/2 head of green cabbage, sliced

1 cup shredded carrots

1 package snow peas

4 scallions, thinly sliced

1 14.5 ounce can mandarin oranges (no sugar added)



1/3 cup white wine vinegar

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp packed brown sugar

2 tsp Sriracha

2 tsp toasted sesame oil

1 glove garlic, chopped

1 tsp ginger, finely diced






Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a baking dish place chicken and brush with soy sauce and sesame oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked. Chop chicken into bit size pieces. (I used Just Bare Chicken Breast Fillets that I was provided a sample of, Just Bare is an All Natural chicken that focuses on humane care and nutritious feed)






In a large bowl mix together cabbages, carrot, snow peas, mandarin oranges and scallions. Add in chicken.


In a small bowl whisk the white wine vinegar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, brown sugar, Sriracha, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. Pour over salad and serve immediately or chill for a few hours.







6 Responses to “Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad”

  1. I love the color of purple cabbage, so pretty! (and tasty)

  2. […] Greet guests (Mellissa – A Fit and Spicy Life and Amanda – Healthy Life, Happy Cook! and their SOs) and marvel at the beautiful (and healthy!) appetizers and salads they brought (check out Mellissa’s Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad). […]

  3. Yeah!!!!! You posted it :). So so good….Scott is going to be beside himself…thank you!

    We had so much fun the other night….thanks for coming!!!!! We even polished off the bottle of red with dinner Sunday night, lol.

    See you soon!

  4. Wow!! This looks SO amazing! Light and refreshing! Love it.

  5. Had this again for dinner tonight (it was our SRC pick from your blog a few months back). Still loving it! Great recipe!!

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