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Refreshed Chinese Chicken Salad

This winter salad is a fresh take on American-style Chinese chicken salads filled with canned mandarin oranges, almonds, and broken chow mein noodles. If you like the bitter-sweet flavor of kumquats, substitute them for the orange segments—just slice them, skin and all, and toss into the salad.

Servings 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 16 (3-1/2-inch) square wonton wrappers, cut into strips
  • 5 to 8 (20 ounces) Just Bare Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 4 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded or julienned carrots
  • 1 cup pea pods, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 2 medium oranges, segmented*
  • Toasted sesame seeds or sliced green onions, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons almond or smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot or finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 33g
Calcium 17%Iron 21%
Vitamin C 114%Vitamin A 197%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread sliced wontons in a single layer in rimmed baking sheet. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Bake about 8 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Cool; chop or shred meat.
  3. Mix cabbage, carrots, pea pods, and orange segments in large serving bowl. Add chicken and gently toss.
  4. Whisk all dressing ingredients together. Serve salad drizzled with dressing and topped with crisp wontons. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or green onions.


Just Bare® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts may be substituted for boneless skinless chicken thighs (poach only 15 minutes).

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.


*For nice orange segments in this salad, slice off the top and bottom of the orange. Cut off the outer skin, exposing the juicy fruit inside. Holding the fruit over a bowl, carefully cut between the membranes that separate each segment so that the fruit is loosened and can fall into the bowl. Once all the orange segments are removed, gently squeeze the remaining juices from the membranes and stir into your salad dressing.