Napa Cabbage & Chicken Salad Recipe

chicken cabbage salad  - editedThis salad is a family favorite – we never get tired of throwing this easy, fresh dish together for a light dinner for ourselves or company. Even though it’s a salad, you might be surprised at just how filling it is. The chicken and cabbage combination delivers lots of tasty nutrients, which help keep you full longer than most salads, yet it doesn’t feel heavy on your stomach. Even the kids like (and ask for) this crunchy entrée!


Napa Cabbage & Chicken Salad

Napa Cabbage & Chicken Salad


  • 3 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 package ramen noodles, crushed
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute or 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce


Combine the shredded cabbage, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter, adding the ramen, sesame seeds, and almonds to the pan. Toast the mixture for about 3-4 minutes, or until browned nicely. Make sure not to burn them.

To make the dressing, set a small saucepan on high heat, and add in all the ingredients together. Stir frequently, until the mixture comes to a quick boil, then immediately remove the pan from the heat. Let the dressing cool to room temp.

Toss the salad mixture, crunchies, chicken, and dressing together just before serving for a quick and delicious dinner!

Cabbage is an under-rated superfood rich in many nutrients, but most notably Vitamin C.  Did you know that cabbage is actually higher in vitamin C than oranges?  This salad is also a delicious source of potassium, sulphur, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E!

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  1. says

    Oh, I learnt long ago that “salad is an insubstantial meal” is an overly-simplistic comment — probably made by someone who hadn’t ever tried a salad like your delicious-looking chicken salad above.

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