Cheap Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
There are a million different variations on the classic Chinese chicken salad. It’s a dish that shows up on many a restaurant menu. And it’s a dish that’s probably much more American than Chinese.
But there’s a reason why we keep seeing this salad over and over again.
Because it’s delicious.
My variation – and this should come as no surprise – is a budget-friendly take on the classic Chinese chicken salad. I ended up spending right around $4.00 for four large servings. I consider that a cheap recipe win.
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- 3 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 grilled chicken breast, sliced
- 1 cup chow mein noodles
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or more)
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional)
- For dressing: Combine all ingredients. Add more brown sugar, if desired (or adjust seasonings as needed).
- Toss cabbage and red peppers with dressing. Place in a serving dish, top with grilled chicken, chow mein noodles, and green onion.