YIELDS: 4 Servings PREP TIME: 40 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 45 mins

The ultimate Chinese Chicken Salad, marinated with flavorful asian spices that make your mouth water for more. Super healthy and delicious!


1 lb skinless chicken thighs or breast

⅓ cup coconut aminos
2 tbsp champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp onion powder

½ head purple cabbage, thinly sliced
¼ head green cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup sliced carrots
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
3 tbsp black sesame seeds
3 tbsp white sesame seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 can mandarin oranges (about 6 fresh peeled)

Cutting board 
Mixing bowls 
Cast iron skillet
Instant read thermometer


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Place chicken in a bowl, along with 1/4 cup of the dressing, cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate.
  3. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the salad, along with remaining dressing.
  4. Remove chicken from the refrigerator.
  5. Place a cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium heat, greasing well with oil so the chicken doesn’t stick
  6. Cook chicken for approximately six minutes on each side, or until an internal temp of 165°F is reached. 
  7. Remove chicken from heat, let cool, and slice into thin strips.
  8. Add chicken to the salad, and use your hands to mix together the ingredients well.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste and more cilantro/sesame seeds if desired!