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Chinese Chicken Salad

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Servings :6 Servings
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 Cups Lettuce finely shredded (I use Romain)
  • 2 Cups Red Cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 Cup Carrots shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Green Onions chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Cups Chicken shredded

Dressing

  • 3 Teaspoons Ginger grated
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below)
  • 2 Teaspoons Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below) or 1 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

Toppings

  • Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Cup Almonds slivers. (Can sub for crispy noodles or ramen if you aren't watching your carbs)
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a salad shaker or small bowl, shake/mix and set aside.
  • Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Pour half the dressing over the salad, toss together, and taste. Add more dressing based on your preference. (We usually use 3/4 of the dressing, but it's easier to add more than remove!).
  • Top with cilantro, almonds and sesame seeds and enjoy!

Lindsey's Tips

Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste. 
Mild Tasting Oil. You want an oil with a high smoke point and mild flavor -- think avocado, vegetable, safflower, sunflower, peanut. Skip EVOO, coconut, or sesame oil.
For a more traditional version of this recipe, swap 1/2 cup of sliced almonds with 1/2 cup of crunchy noodles or ramen.
To cut down on carbs skip the carrots (2g carbs per serving) and cut down on the almonds (currently, they add 5g carbs per serving).
Nutritional information is for 1 serving if you divide this recipe into 6 servings:

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4274IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
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