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Chinese Chicken Salad #WeekdaySupper

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Chicken salad makes a great weekday supper because it’s quick and easy to put together. Toss together your favorite lettuce, any vegetables you have on hand and fried chicken strips or shredded chicken. Drizzle on honey mustard dressing, or your favorite kind, for a fast chicken salad weekday supper.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Salads are perfect summer meals and I try to make one “main course” salad a week.  When I make a main course salad, I try to include some form of meat so that we get some protein with our greens.   The best part is that main course salads are one dish meals. Make the salad and you are done!

I’m not sure this really counts as a recipe because you can do whatever you want with it.   We call it Chinese Chicken Salad because I usually throw in some chow mein noodles for crunch.  I add in tomatoes and cucumbers when they are in season for variety but I really like it with just lettuce, green onions, chow mein noodles, cheese and chicken.  It’s a great salad to use up bits and pieces of vegetables, too.

You can use any kind of chicken in this salad.  My favorite is fried chicken strips, but I will often shred up leftover chicken and throw it on top.  I like to eat this with honey mustard Dijon dressing but my husband prefers it with an Italian vinaigrette.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad


  • 1 large head of lettuce, torn or chopped in to bite size pieces
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (or about 1-1 1/2 pounds cooked chicken)
  • 5-6 green onions, diced
  • Shredded cheese, to taste
  • Chow mein noodles, to taste
  • Honey Mustard Dijon dressing


Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
You can pour the dressing on the salad and toss, or add to individual bowls.

Don’t forget to check out the other fabulous recipes from this week’s Weekday Supper!

Monday – Juanita’s Cocina – Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Shrimp
Tuesday – Magnolia Days – Roast Beef Pasta Salad
Wednesday – Foxes Loves Lemons – Homemade Grilled Pizza Tutorial
Thursday – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Mediterranean Salmon Salad with Red Potatoes
Friday – Growing Up Gabel – Chinese Chicken Salad


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  • Family Foodie
    June 7, 2013

    Simple, yet delicious! I’m going to have to remember this for quick week night salads.

  • Lori
    June 7, 2013

    Yum – wish I had one of these for lunch today. Yes, it’s 10:15am, and I’m already dreaming of lunch. Sigh.

  • Carolsue
    July 19, 2012

    Chinese Chicken Salad is one of our family’s favorites! I will have to give this version a try soon!
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  • Brittney Minor
    July 16, 2012

    Sounds good! This is the type of salad I like to order at restaurants, now I can try to make it myself! Thanks for sharing!

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