Rating: 3 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 10

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.


Credit: Marcus Nilsson

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; fat 28g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 122mg; sodium 552mg; protein 45g; carbohydrates 15g; sugars 4g; fiber 3g; iron 6mg; calcium 65mg.