Kinda Like California Pizza Kitchen Chinese Chicken Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

I found this recipe on in a review of California Pizza Kitchen from chic_seeker. The reviewer included a close copycat recipe to the restaurant's delicious Chinese chicken salad. I included this with other salads in a recent lunch for a crowd and this was the first thing gone. (Prep time cited does not include cooking chicken)

Top Review by newlywedcookingadve

I tried this recipe tonight because I was hoping to re-create CPK's Asian slaw that I so love! I halved the recipe which was perfect for 2 people. I added fried wontons like you add to salad and some bean sprouts. The dressing was spot on. Great recipe!<br/><br/>

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dressing

  • 66.55 ml hoisin sauce
  • 44.37 ml peanut butter
  • 14.78 ml brown sugar
  • 4.92 ml asian chili paste (I used sambal oelek with good results)
  • 7.39 ml grated ginger (about a teaspoon of powdered works well)
  • 66.55 ml rice vinegar
  • 22.18 ml sesame oil
  • For Salad

  • 2-3 large cooked chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, chopped into chunks
  • sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 head napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 118.29 ml cilantro, chopped
  • 2 carrots (peeled and shredded or julienned)
  • 177.44 ml peanuts, chopped (sliced or slivered almonds might be nice also)
  • 1 bunch about 8 scallion (white and light green parts chopped crosswise)


  1. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients, whisk and set aside.
  2. In a really large salad bowl, combine cabbage, lettuce, cilantro and green onions and toss gently.
  3. Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and peanuts.
  4. Add the chicken.
  5. Pour in the dressing and toss.
  6. Enjoy!

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