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Chinese chicken salad

4
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
Prep
18 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Reinvent leftover chicken in this Chinese-influenced salad. It's a cinch to toss together and a great use for leftover cooked chicken. The red bell peppers, carrots, and snow peas add beautiful color and delicious crunch. We recommend serving it over mixed greens or spooned into large lettuce leaves to incorporate even more veggies. Try it as make-ahead, packable lunch. You can whip it together in just a few minutes and store in the fridge for up to a day. Just be sure to store the lettuce and salad in separate containers to keep the lettuce crisp. Accompany it with a side of sweet grapes or pineapple for guilt-free dessert.

Ingredients

Fat free mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

Low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp(s)

Ginger root

1 tsp(s), chopped

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), thinly sliced or shredded (about 3 cups)

Uncooked pea pods (snow, sugar snap)

½ cup(s), cut in half lengthwise on a diagonal

Sweet red pepper(s)

½ cup(s), diced

Uncooked carrot(s)

½ cup(s), shredded

Uncooked scallion(s)

¼ cup(s), sliced

Iceberg lettuce

4 leaf/leaves, medium

Instructions

  1. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, cook chicken, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Let cool slightly. Shred into small pieces and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, soy sauce and ginger until blended. Add chicken, snow peas, peppers, carrots and scallions; toss to mix and coat.
  3. Immediately serve salad in lettuce leaves or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.
  4. Yields about 1 1/4 cups chicken salad and 1 lettuce leaf per serving.

Notes

Pressed for time? Replace the vinaigrette in this recipe with 1/2 cup of store-bought Oriental-style vinaigrette.