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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Asian Inspired, Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 294
Author: Natalie

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.
    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)
  • 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.
    1 head iceberg lettuce, 2 cups shredded coleslaw mix, 1 bunch of cilantro, 1 red bell pepper, 1-1/4 cup roasted, 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 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.

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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.

Nutrition

Calories: 294 | Total Carbs: 13.1g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 25.1g | Fiber: 6g | Net Carbs: 7g