Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Put this main dish chicken salad on the table with soft breadsticks and a dessert of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh berries. If you want wine, try chilled sake.

How to Make It

Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and honey in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add salad greens, chicken, carrots, and snow peas; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

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gothiqroze
April 29, 2015
Used rotisserie chicken with additional Napa cabbage, & red pepper, cucumber, and scallion strips, Topped with mandarin oranges, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Also used grated ginger vs. bottled in dressing. Salad is great as shown, but the additions added a bit more, especially the mandarin oranges which I highly recommend.

Morningglory29's Review

Gailthecook
May 26, 2013
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veuzent
April 16, 2013
Delish and it helps me with my weight loss to find a meal that low in calories!!!!! This will be a staple! :)

CookingLady's Review

CookingLady
July 05, 2012
Wonderful light summer dinner. Only change was a shortcut, used "Almond Accents" to save a little time.

Teagal's Review

JennySmith
June 28, 2012
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veuzent's Review

Morningglory29
November 16, 2011
We took this to our son's birthday dinner and it was a HUGE hit. We did not add the chicken but doubled the almonds since it was supposed to be a side dish. We used 2 cups Napa cabbage and 4 cups romaine but it could have easily been half and half cabbage/romaine and been even tastier. We also used fresh ginger. The dressing is light yet flavorful. We did boil our snow peas for one minute to bring out their green color and also make them a little more tender before we sliced them. We will definitely make this on a regular basis as it was not too difficult.

bellablue05's Review

shluke206
August 20, 2010
Great recipe! Loved it, and will make it again and again. Added mandarin oranges to it, and it was delightful.

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Bealobaton
July 20, 2010
I don't get some of the lackluster reviews. My bf and I both thought this was terrific. I added some scallions. The dressing is awesome. Reminds me of a chinese chicken salad you get out at a restaurant, only this has way less fat and calories. Very flavorful! Will definitely be making it again...excellent on a weeknight.

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bellablue05
March 15, 2010
Loved it, used green beans instead of snow peas and was delicious.

Gailthecook's Review

minnesotalady
February 21, 2010
Versatile recipe with ability to improvise. I added some diced scallions, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 1/2 cup of sliced cabbage, and about 1/4 cup of diced celery. Rather than snow peas, I added about 8 brocolli flowerettes. For the dressing, I added one minced garlic clove, and used regular sesame oil (rather than the "dark" as called for), and minced a fresh piece of ginger (rather than using "bottled" fresh ginger as called for). The next time I make this recipe, however, I will double the dressing amounts, put half of it aside to drizzle over the salad after it is assembled. I tend to make a larger quantity salad than the recipe called for since it is a one-meal dish by itself.