Skinny Chinese Chicken Salad

Celebrated in China and much of Asia for centuries, Chinese or Lunar New Year is a major holiday also known as the Spring Festival. Regional customs and traditions vary, but often Lunar New Year Eve is a time for families to gather for a feast. Many families also clean their homes to "sweep away" or avoid bad luck. Others decorate doors and windows of the home with red paper cut-outs marked with themes like good fortune, happiness, longevity, and wealth. Other traditions include fireworks and the gifting of money in red paper envelopes. Like New Year's Day and spring cleaning here in United States, Lunar New Year is a time of rebirth and renewal. It's a wonderful time to reflect and start working toward healthy goals.

For this month’s featured recipe we chose our Skinny Chinese Chicken Salad. The dish is familiar to most and a wonderful way to celebrate Lunar New Year and the approach of spring. This light, satisfying salad is perfect for anyone as an entree or side dish -- especially those who are counting calories or watching their weight. Using shirataki noodles, a good source of fiber, in the recipe helps increase a feeling of fullness that lasts for hours without extra carbs or calories.

Skinny Chinese Chicken Salad

  • 1/4 C rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 8 oz package Skinny Noodles Angel Hair, drained and rinsed well and cut into 8-inch length
  • 1/4 head Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 4 large Romain lettuce leaves (save for serving)
  • 1/4 C coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 C thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 C shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 C Mandarin orange sections for garnish
  • 1/4 C sliced almonds for garnish
Whisk together vinegar, ginger, pepper flakes, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and canola oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Combine Skinny Noodles, shredded cabbage, shredded lettuce, cilantro, green onion, and chicken in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine. Transfer to large Romaine lettuce leaves, garnish with almonds and oranges segments.
Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving, Salad without dressing: 182 calories, 5g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 24g protein
Per Serving, Dressing alone: 279 calories, 30g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 0g protein

Visit us at to learn more about shirataki noodles, get cooking tips, and explore all of our shirataki noodles recipes!

No comments:

Post a Comment