Marcus Nilsson
Hands-On Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4

An Asian-inspired entrée salad that comes together in 15 minutes—and comes in under 500 calories? Yes, please! This recipe relies on cooked, shredded chicken (pick up a rotisserie bird, or cook a bit extra earlier in the week) and packaged crispy Chinese noodles, such as La Choy chow mein noodles, for a crunchy, protein-rich salad. Chili pepper, fresh cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds round out the flavor. Our Sesame-Lime Chicken Salad is substantial enough for dinner but also makes a great packed lunch; store the dressing in a small bottle and dress the salad just before tucking in to maintain all that crunchy freshness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together the canola oil, lime juice, sugar, sesame oil, chili, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the lettuce, carrots, and chicken and toss to combine.

Step 3

Serve the salad sprinkled with the sesame seeds, noodles, and cilantro.

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