This Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe Is a Family Favorite

When we were in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to get some of my Aunt Seiko’s cooking. Ever since I was a little girl, I have lived for her food. Anyway, this was the first of… let’s just say a couple of plates of food that I ate that day. I asked her to send me her recipes so I could paleo-fy them (minus the sugar). Tonight, we had this delicious Chinese chicken salad now we have a new staple.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces shredded cabbage
  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (a handful or two)
  • 1/2 bunch of scallions
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 15 drops stevia
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  •  1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)

Okay, so this looks like a lot of ingredients but honestly, it didn’t take five minutes to put them all together.

This recipe was so easy to make. I didn’t even have to cut up the cabbage (thanks, Trader Joe’s!).  All I had to do was cut the cilantro, scallions, and chicken (you could do this without chicken too) and then mix everything together…

Oh, and earlier in the week, my good hubby grilled about two or three pounds of chicken breast (marinated in just evoo, lime, salt, and pepper) so I could use it all week. What a time saver!

Instructions:

  1. Put the cabbage in a large bowl. Then cut up some cilantro and scallions and add that to bowl.
  2. Add in almonds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients (except for the chicken) for salad dressing and set aside.
  4. Cut the grilled chicken into small bite-sized pieces. (I added some to the salad dressing to let it start soaking up the flavor but that probably wasn’t necessary.)
  5. Pour the dressing in large bowl, mix everything together, and enjoy!


Landria Voigt, C.H.H.C., is the Nutritional Consultant and Public Speaker at Dr. Taz’s Atlanta Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine office. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is author of the the book Super Paleo Snacks as well as the popular family and nutritional blog Stir It Up! where she shares her healthy recipes aimed at pleasing even the most finicky of palates, as well as forward-thinking ideas about nutrition. 

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