Easy Chinese Chicken Salad | Melissa Hemsley
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Easy Chinese Chicken Salad

Salads and Small Plates

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad





The zingy five spice sesame dressing is the key to this bold Chinese chicken salad. Poach a whole chicken and then shred the meat to toss through with the crunchy cabbage, carrots and spring onion. This makes a great packed lunch, just take the nuts in a tupperware container to sprinkle on before eating.


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots and spring onions. Toss to combine.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with peanuts.


  • 200g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 head of chinese cabbage, about 400g, shredded or bok choy or any green/white cabbage
  • 2 large carrots, peeled or spiralized
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanuts or almonds, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp five spice powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes or to taste
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime or 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

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