Chinese Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Fresh Ginger Sesame Dressing

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Salad with Fresh Ginger Sesame Dressing

So. . . .

I’ve officially done an unofficial study on what happens if you eat a half a piece of apple pie for breakfast and then spend the rest of the day at home.

You eat.

Stupid stuff.

Like Cheez-It snack mix and mini dark chocolate Hershey’s bars.

Then you curse yourself for eating so badly.

Then you drink glass after glass of water and swear to eat nothing but watermelon and salad for the rest of the day, but then 3pm rolls around and you really want a cup of coffee.

And, against your better judgement, you post a mediocre photo with your recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad.

In short, apple pie is evil.

I really wish this was a prettier picture.

It’s a beautiful salad in person.

It’s chicken, veggies, crunchy chow mein noodles, and fresh ginger dressing.

Broccoli, Amy. Broccoli.

No brussels sprouts here. No other funky weird veggies either.

Just very tame veggies. All the normal guys.

Speaking of normal guys and tame things – have any of you watched Siberia?

Because none of those guys are normal, and there are all kinds of not-tame things in those woods.


The tag line for that show should be, “Siberia: the first ever completely scripted reality show with paid actors and everything”.

This Chinese Chicken Salad is way better than that show.


Ooooo. But wait! A quick Google search, (courtesy my husband) reveals that Siberia is actually supposed to be mocking reality TV. . . .


Now I can’t decide if it’s dumb or clever.

Sooooo. . . I choose the salad.


Chinese Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Fresh Ginger Sesame Dressing

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


    For the Salad:
  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced, then chopped (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 1 cup diagonal sliced sugar snap peas
  • 1 small red pepper, diced (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken meat
  • Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles (optional)
  • For the Sesame Ginger Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or 3 depending on taste)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, minced garlic (2-4 cloves, depending on size)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


For the Salad:

Bring a large pot of water to boiling.

Par-boil broccoli for 2-3 minutes, making sure to maintain crisp-tender texture.

Drain, let cool, and rough chop.

Combine broccoli and following 4 ingredients. Toss to combine.

For the Dressing:

Combine first six ingredients. Whisk together.

Add in ginger, garlic, and salt. Mix well.

Combine tossed salad and dressing, top with crunchy chow mein noodles imediately before serving if desired.


Sara|Home is Where The Cookies Are

3 thoughts on “Chinese Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Fresh Ginger Sesame Dressing

  1. I was so looking forward to watching Siberia but, like you, I definitely was not impressed. Under the Dome is much better! This salad looks so tasty and good for you! Can’t wait to try it.

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