Chicken Salad

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

By: The WellBeing Team

This salad has so much flavour and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Tip: make extra and save it for lunch the next day!



Prep time

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  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 250g chicken breast, flattened
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

  • 1 head cos lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 2 carrots, grated or julienned
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, to serve


  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken to the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 5–6 mins on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through. Allow to cool.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks and set aside.
  • Place all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.
  • To make the salad, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over the dressing. Add the shredded chicken and toss to combine.
  • Divide the salad between 2 bowls and serve.
  • Tip: You can swap any of the animal-based protein options above for: 1 cup lentils, chickpeas or beans (or a mix), 2 eggs, 100g tempeh or 150g tofu.


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The WellBeing Team

The WellBeing Team

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