Chinese chicken salad is probably one of the most popular Asian-inspired meals around the world. I’ve been eating it ever since I was young and recently went on an Asian food trip to see how other countries around the world prepare it. While I wasn’t able to sample all of the foods that I’ve come across, I was able to sample a few Asian-inspired dishes here and there. Here are some of my favorites.
Chinese chicken salad is perhaps the most popular Asian salad, with its mixture of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chopped fresh chicken. A typical recipe calls for steamed broccoli florets along with sliced Mandarin oranges. Orange is a great choice to complement the ginger, which gives this Asian chicken salad its distinct flavor. To make sure you get the full flavor of the sesame oil and other Asian spices, serve the chicken salad with a side dish of steamed white rice. I would go as far as to recommend adding a side serving of grilled chicken or seafood instead to give the full spectrum of flavor to the meal.
Another easy Asian chicken salad recipe comes from the famous Chinese buffet show, Flavor of Love. If you can find the episode, be sure to pick up a copy. This bowl recipe is incredibly easy and even includes a handy video. Basically, all you have to do is to toss everything together, mix some red pepper flakes, and then drizzle on some chili paste and you’re done. The great thing about this recipe is that you can eat the salad while watching the video!
If you love Thai food and love variety, there’s another delicious recipe for you. This Asian chicken salad also comes in a spicy and sweet version. Instead of using tomato paste, use ground beef (or chicken if you prefer) and toss with lime juice, scallions, bell pepper, and cilantro. This recipe makes a delicious and easy healthy snack that everyone should enjoy.
Asian chicken salad may sound easy, but it can get very complicated when you have to decide on the perfect ingredients. There are a number of different types of dressings that you can use, but they all add that special flavor. Here are two of my favorites: one with yogurt and another with mangoes. You can choose whatever you like that has a tangy taste to it.
Most of these Asian chicken salad recipes call for sesame oil, which is a great base for many other delicious recipes. Because this recipe uses sesame oil, there’s no need to use any additional cooking oils, such as olive oil. Just be sure that the remaining ingredients have enough oil in them to lightly cover the chicken pieces. If you leave the leftover chicken out, the recipe will still taste great.
Another variation on this recipe is to replace the yogurt and mangoes for ginger and sesame seed dressing. Instead of using the standard Asian chicken salad dressing, try adding chopped fresh ginger, lime juice, and crushed peanuts. This makes a nice change from the standard honey mustard dressing, and serves as an interesting twist on a classic recipe.
If you’re looking for a tasty recipe that you can make all on your own, consider making this Chinese chicken salad. You can find this recipe by visiting any Chinese restaurant, or by searching for it online. There are some fantastic recipes available that use ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. All you have to do is experiment and figure out what combinations of ingredients and dressings create the perfect Asian chicken salad for your family.