Asian Chicken Salad


This Asian chicken salad makes good use of leftover chicken, whether boiled, broiled, baked, or barbecued! Crisp iceberg lettuce, crunchy rice noodles, and tender chicken are topped with a tasty sweet and salty dressing. The kids love it too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins



  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried rice noodles


  1. Make the dressing: Shake oil, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce together in a small lidded container. Set aside until salad is ready.

  2. Make the salad: Combine lettuce, chicken, green onions, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

  3. While the salad is chilling, heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Break rice noodles into pieces and fry in the hot skillet in small batches until they begin to puff up, 15 to 25 seconds. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  4. Remove salad from the refrigerator. Portion into salad bowls, top with fried rice noodles, and drizzle dressing over top.


Look for cellophane-type rice noodles in the specialty section of most grocery stores. They are often sold in clear, rectangular packages.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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