Oriental Chicken Salad

Oriental Chicken Salad

Lettuce salad topped with tender seasoned fried chicken breast, sliced almonds, chow mein noodles, and a homemade honey-mustard salad dressing resulting in a tasty Chinese salad


8 servings


Salad ingredients: 

leaf lettuce, washed and torn
shredded red cabbage (optional)
sliced almonds
chow mein noodles
fried chicken strips (recipe below)
homemade honey mustard dressing (recipe below)

Fried chicken strips ingredients:

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4-1/3 cup vegetable oil

Dressing Ingredients:

6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white vinegar
8 teaspoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sesame or olive oil


1. Slice chicken breast into thin strips (as thin as possible).

2. In a medium-large container with a tight-fitting lid, combine flour, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Add 1/4 of the chicken meat; close tightly and shake vigorously to coat. Continue adding meat in three more sections, each time replacing the lid and shaking the container (leave meat in when adding more).

3. Heat 1/4-1/3 cup oil in a large skillet over medium heat (or just slightly above medium). Add chicken and spread out over bottom of skillet. Allow to fry for several minutes, then stir. Continue stirring and frying until chicken is completely cooked. Drain on paper towels to remove excess grease.

4. Combine dressing ingredients and whisk to remove lumps.

5. To assemble salad, layer plates with lettuce, cabbage, fried chicken, chow mein noodles, almonds, and top with the homemade dressing.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Oriental Chicken Salad
Additional Notes: 

The fried chicken pieces can be still warm/hot, or, if you need to make this up ahead of time, you can refrigerate the chicken and serve a completely cold salad: it's good either way!

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

15 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This recipe is a 10/10, in my opinion. I love it!!! The fried chicken is a nice treat, so salty and flavorful! The dressing accents the delicious chicken and chow mein noodle flavors. If you have leftover dressing, you can use it as a honey-mustard dip for chicken, or as a salad dressing. It's tasty and keeps well in the fridge. This salad is one of my favorites. A friend of mine made this for me when I ate lunch at her house, and I have been making my own ever since. Very yummy!!

Oriental Chicken Salad


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


I have only eaten this once, but I am hooked. I am usually not big on sweeter main dishes, so I kind of dreaded eating this salad with such a sweet dressing. I was pleasantly surprised though, when I found myself not only eating it once, but reaching for seconds!


I made this for supper last night. Daddy loved it!! It was a fun twist, rather than just having an ordinary chef salad. Really quick to make, too. I'll definitely be adding it to my collections of recipes AND the book I'm putting together for mom of "dad's favorites."


This is one of the few salad recipes that is hearty enough for my husband to enjoy as a main dish for supper. I especially like to prepare it in the hot summer months. It makes a delicious supper without heating up the oven.


We really like this recipe and I've made it two or three times. The last time I used more salt in the flour mixture which I found to be an improvement. I also used Oriental dressing from the store, instead of making the dressing myself. It was delicious!


Everyone enjoyed this salad even though it was a little different since we never tried honey mustard or chow mein noodles in our salads. but i liked this salad and i ll be making it again soon(:


My husband and I both really enjoy Panera's Asian Chicken Salad recipe and this is a very close runner up. It's a great easy main dish salad that leaves both of us feeling satisfied. It will be on a frequent rotation at our house. Thanks for the recipe!


This salad is really awesome....our whole family loved it! Incredible blend of flavors....and one of the very few salads I've eaten as a meal and not felt hungry an hour later. We'll be making it again.


This was my first time frying small pieces of chicken and using them in a salad, but I was pleased with how easy it was to get excellent results almost without trying. The hardest part is NOT eating all the chicken before it makes its way to the salad bowl. ;)

The salad turned out absolutely amazing, and I even liked the dressing (I don't like most dressings - too spicy/strong/sour). My husband really enjoyed this, too, and I'm definitely adding it to my list of recipes to make again. Thanks!


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