Asian Chicken Salad With Orange-Ginger Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This Asian inspired salad makes for a lovely luncheon or supper. The contents of the salad can easily be adjusted to whatever you like or have on hand. If you prefer a vegetarian meal, omit the chicken or use tofu instead. Won't be chicken salad but will still be delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend all of the dressing ingredients (yogurt, orange juice, ginger, salt, sugar, orange peel, cayenne and cinnamon) until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. To assemble salads, place lettuce into large serving bowl or onto 4 serving plates. Toss together remaining ingredients except almonds on top of lettuce.
  3. Drizzle 1/2 of dressing on salad, reserving remaining portion so that guests can adjust amount to taste.
  4. Garnish with sliced almonds (optional).
Most Helpful

This is a beautiful salad! I made a single serving just for me, but prepared the dressing exactly as instructed figuring I would simply keep the extra refrigerated for future use. I fear the plain, nonfat yogurt I used (store brand) was not the best after blending the dressing ingredients for several seconds, I ended up with a very thin liquid.... Still tasted yummy but it simply glazed the salad and most ended up in the bottom of the salad plate. So there was only a touch of flavor added to what ended up being a rather 'dry' salad. Based on Sharon's photo, I was expecting a thicker dressing that would hold on to the salad a little better. Regardless, I enjoyed the flavor of the ginger (something I've just recently acquired a taste for) with the orange and loved the addition of mandarin oranges and water chestnuts in the salad. I'll try to find a creamier yogurt for next time around and perhaps simply 'mix well' as opposed to putting in the blender, as I think I would have enjoyed a little more 'body' in the dressing. Thank you for a wonderful post that made for a delightful, healthy lunch!

FolkDiva June 30, 2009

Tasty, easy, and healthy. I like that the ingredients are on hand. Thank you for sharing toni. Made for Healthy Choices ABC tag.

WiGal August 28, 2008

This was delicious! I ended up using salmon instead of chicken. I loved the ginger and the citrus taste in this salad. Thank you Toni!

Sharon123 January 01, 2006