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family meal: chinese chicken salad…

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about how we do something called “family meal” at the Oh Joy office where each of us is assigned one day each week to make lunch for the whole team. That way, we only have to worry about bringing lunch one day a week and it gives us a mid-day break where we all sit down to lunch and enjoy a meal together. Last time, I shared our crafting assistant, Jessica’s, Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich and today, we’re sharing this Chinese Chicken Salad that our Creative Producer and Stylist, Julia Wester, makes…that I LOVE so much! It combines so many textures and flavors and is one of my favorites for lunch.

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe

You’ll need (serves 4):

– 2 cups romaine

– 2 cups of shredded/pulled chicken breast

– 1 cup shredded carrots

– 1 cup shredded cabbage

– 1/2 cup chopped green onions

– 1 cup fuscilli pasta (pre-cooked)

– 1/4 cup sliced almonds 

– 1/2 cup crispy chow mein noodles

– Chinese chicken salad dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe

All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and toss with dressing! Now, we are fully aware that Chinese Chicken Salad is not rooted in anything actually from China. It’s an Americanized version of a salad that has become a staple at cafes and restaurants. For me, it combines lots of great textures and flavors and with the addition of pasta, makes a salad that actually leaves me feeling full! It’s so easy to make and SO good!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling and recipe by Julia Wester}


  1. Such a cool idea to incorporate “family meal” into your office culture! The salad looks crisp and refreshing, not to mention it seems like the kind of meal that would really fill you up without making you feel sluggish all afternoon.


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