July Challenge - Asian Chicken Salad

Real Estate Agent with Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth

This salad recipe is one of our family favorites.  It is very easy to make, very flavorful, and serves about 6 - 8 people.

One of my friends tasted it for the first time when we went for a picnic.  She said it tasted just like the salad from Panera Bread!


Since this salad has now become famous among family and friends, I thought I share the recipe here.  This will surely make you look like a professional chef!



1 lb salad spring mix or a combination of power greens and any lettuce of your choice
1/2 bag of shredded carrots
1 large bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 medium-size red onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 bunches of green onion, thinly sliced or chopped
4 grilled chicken breast, sliced, or shredded roasted chicken breast
peanuts and chow mein noodles
1 can of drain mandarin oranges (optional) 


1/3 cup heaping and packed light brown sugar
almost 1/4 cup pure sesame oil (pour 1/4 cup and take out 1 tablespoon full)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup + 1/8 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce
If using low sodium soy sauce, add about 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon salt or as desired



Put all ingredients for the sauce in a large bowl and mix well using a whisk.  Let it stay in the fridge overnight.

Put all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, pour the sauce that has stayed overnight in the fridge, and toss evenly. 

Serve on individual salad bowls. Sprinkle with more peanuts, chow mein noodles, and mandarin orange slices, if using, on top.


Bon Appetit!

Comments (10)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Susie Kay this is a receipt both my wife and I would enjoy.  Thank you for sharing it.

Jul 31, 2021 05:09 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Susie Kay thank you for the delicious Asian chicken salad recipe.

Jul 31, 2021 05:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Just sent this to a friend. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and I can't wait for your next culinary adventure

Jul 31, 2021 06:32 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yum Susie,  Looks like something I need to try and put in my recipe collections.

Jul 31, 2021 08:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

sounds like something we would really like at my house, but we'd probably go with almonds and not peanuts (just a personal preference) 

Jul 31, 2021 09:13 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like a great sauce.  One I will definately give a try.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 01, 2021 12:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Susie - the addition of cilantro to nearly any dish improves it in my opinion.  

Aug 01, 2021 02:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Susie... this sounds wonderful. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Aug 01, 2021 05:50 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Susie! The salad sounds amazing. It looks like the AR system may have deleted the 3 photos that were to be a part of your challenge post.

Aug 01, 2021 08:17 AM
Susie Kay

It's ok, Roy, even it turns out to be not a challenge, at least everyone can enjoy it 😉

Aug 04, 2021 06:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Susie, another recipe of yours I will need to try, but have to cut it down, can't have that much leftover.

Aug 01, 2021 09:25 AM