A close up of a Whole30 Chinese Chicken salad with cabbage, oranges, carrots, and almonds.
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Whole30 Chinese Chicken Salad

A vibrant and crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad, kept extra clean for the Whole30. This salad has natural sweetness and tons of crunch! It keeps well refrigerated for days, so is ideal for meal prep.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken salad, chinese chicken salad, oriental chicken salad, whole30
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

Ginger Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch chili flakes

Salad

  • 6 cups savoy cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • 3 carrots julienned
  • 6 mandarin oranges peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup almonds toasted (or sub toasted sunflower seeds)

Dressing

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients for chicken together in a bowl, and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour to marinate.
  • Add all ingredients for dressing to a blender, and process until smooth and creamy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. Toss in dressing.
  • Grill or pan fry chicken until cooked through.
  • Add salads to plates, and top with chicken, green onions, mandarin oranges, and toasted almonds.

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Notes

If meal prepping this salad, toss the cabbage and carrots in dressing, and then store the other ingredients separately until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1068mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6750IU | Vitamin C: 59.8mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.4mg