This keto Chinese inspired chicken salad is a low carb Chinese chicken salad with a homemade Asian dressing topped with almonds and crunchy ramen noodles.

Of all the salads, Chinese chicken salad is hands down my favorite. When I was younger, it was my go-to order at restaurants. Sadly, Even though it is a salad, it is often packed with carbs thanks to those crispy wonton strips and a ton of sugar in the dressing. Cheesecake Factory makes one my favorites, but it has 80 net carbs!

I’ve made a much healthier and low carb version of my favorite salad. This Keto Chinese Chicken Salad is only 7g net carbs, and will satisfy all your Chinese chicken salad cravings!

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homemade asian dressing being poured over chinese chicken salad in a white bowl

Ingredients

One of the best parts of Chinese chicken salad is the crunch. This keto version still has tons of crunch thanks to coleslaw, bell pepper and lots of sliced almonds. You’ll barely notice it doesn’t have crispy wontons in it! The roasted almonds do the trick!

It also has shredded iceberg lettuce, cilantro, green onions and of course chicken. It’s a great use for store bought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. Or, just roast up some chicken breasts in the oven!

The homemade asian dressing is so delicious! Made with avocado oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, monk fruit and sesame seed oil.

keto chinese chicken salad in a white bowl

Toss it up and enjoy!

If you have leftovers, they are surprisingly delicious the next day! It stays crunchy in the fridge overnight even after being tossed in the dressing.

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keto chinese chicken salad in a white bowl

Keto Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese inspired chicken salad is a low carb Chinese chicken salad with a homemade Asian dressing topped with almonds and crunchy ramen noodles.
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Ingredients 
 

Salad:

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, sliced
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1-1/4 cup roasted, sliced almonds
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 packages keto friendly ramen noodles, raw, crushed, seasoning packet removed (optional, see NOTES below)

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit (or honey if you don't need it to be keto)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil

Instructions 

  • Make the dressing by combining the avocado oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, monk fruit and sesame seed oil in a mason jar. Shake to combine.
  • Make the salad by adding the iceberg lettuce, cabbage, cilantro, red bell pepper, green onions, almonds and chicken to your large salad bowl. Top with the dressing and toss.
  • This salad is surprisingly delicious the next day if you have leftovers! Stays crunchy even if it's been tossed in the dressing!
  • See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.

Notes

Keto Friendly Ramen Noodles: I recently discovered these keto friendly ramen noodles (code TASTESLOVELY should get you $5 off the variety pack), and am obsessed with adding them to the salad! I use 2 packages worth, crushed (discard the seasoning packet mix). Optional, but makes this salad even yummier! If you don’t need it to be keto friendly regular ramen works just great too!
Sweetener: To keep this keto friendly, use monk fruit as the sweetener in the dressing. But if you don’t need it to be keto, I like this even more with raw honey.
Chicken: For the cooked chicken, I usually roast 2 chicken breasts drizzled in olive oil, salt + pepper at 425ºF for about 20 minutes. I let them cool then chop. Sometimes I grill the chicken breasts too! Or you can use a rotisserie chicken, or leftover cooked chicken.
Almonds: If your almonds are raw, roast them dry in a 350ºF for about 10ish minutes until golden brown. Roasting them makes such a difference in flavor!
Nut Free: If you want a nut free version, sunflower seeds are a great swap out!
Coleslaw Mix: You can use chopped cabbage in place of coleslaw mix. I use 1/4 head of red cabbage.
Other Versions: I also have a Whole30 version of this salad, and a traditional version!
Soy Sauce: You can use tamari, fort braggs liquid aminos, coconut aminos, etc. etc in place of the soy sauce depending on your dietary needs.
Calories: 294, Total Carbs: 13.1g, Protein: 7.9g, Fat: 25.1g, Fiber: 6g, Net Carbs: 7g
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