Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Healthy Chinese Chicken salad with bright vegetables and a peanut dressing
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Taste the rainbow! Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad like you’ve never had before. This fresh recipe is completely gluten free and all the vegetables are raw. Making it an absolutely nutritious and delicious salad. Not to mention the most beautiful colours! I replaced the chow mein noodles with unsalted chopped peanuts. They are alot healthier than what most restaurants offer. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can try to cut all vegetables julienned, or into long thin strips. I like using chicken thighs for this recipe as they hold the most flavour in the marinade and they are very inexpensive to buy!

Healthy Chinese Chicken salad with bright vegetables and a peanut dressing

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Rachelle Newbigging
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 4


Chicken Marinade

  • 4 chicken thighs skinless, boneless
  • 2 tbsp tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • 1 head boston lettuce
  • 1 medium carrot spiralized (or shredded)
  • 1 medium beet spiralized
  • 1 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 1 medium orange pepper julienned
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Optional Garnish

  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro finely diced


  • Mix all top 5 ingredients together and let chicken marinate in fridge for 30-60 mins.
  • Sear chicken in a pan with the marinade and cook 5 minutes per side until cooked throughout.
  • Slice chicken into thin strips and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dressing.
  • In a large bowl, start adding in lettuce, beets, carrots, zucchini, peppers, green onions all together. Add in chicken to bowl.
  • Toss in salad dressing and garnish with peanuts and fresh cilantro. Viola!
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