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Chinese Chicken Salad

Healthy Facts:

  • Chicken offers all essential B vitamins and is packed with lean protein that boosts weight loss while repairing muscles
  • Healthy fats from almonds and sesame oil help to control cholesterol while improving heart health
  • Glucosinates from Napa cabbage activates enzymes that detoxes cells from cancer-causing substances
  • Beta-carotene found in carrots reduces risk of glaucoma and cataracts in those who eat them regularly
  • Scallions are a good source of vitamin K, which is important for healthy blood clotting
  • Fiber from quinoa keeps the gut healthy and supports heart health by lowering cholesterol and controlling blood sugar

25 Min Cook Time |15 Min Prep Time | Serves 4 |423 Calories per Serving


  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 3 large breasts)
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

What You Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Basting brush
  • Baking dish
  • Medium bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

How To Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brush sesame oil onto the chicken breasts.
  3. Place the chicken on a baking dish and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  4. In a bowl, mix the Napa cabbage, carrot, scallions, cooked quinoa, sliced chicken and almonds. Whisk together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, oil, brown sugar and chili sauce for the dressing. Add to the salad.

Frances Masters

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