In this post, I’m going to give you the easy steps to make a delicious salad with rotisserie chicken & homemade almond dressing
This salad has an Asian flare to it and you’ll feel like you should’ve worked in the kitchen all day preparing it.
But instead, all you have to do is throw everything together and enjoy!
Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing
If you know me, you know that I am a food LOVER!
There aren’t too many types of food that I won’t eat.
I’ll eat Italian, Latin-American, Japanese, American, Thai, Korean, and pretty much anything that doesn’t involve a cow tongue.
Ahem, YES, I’ve accidentally eaten cow tongue!
My son, on the other hand, won’t eat anything that’s ‘mixed up’.
So, I made today’s Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing recipe just for yours truly.
To date, there isn’t an Asian style dish that I don’t like.
So, this salad is no exception.
The inspiration for this Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe
I was inspired to make this salad after flipping through my First for Women Magazine.
I came across a page with a lunch recipe called ‘Chicken Thai Bowl’.
It looked dee-lish!
However, I changed my version somewhat.
How To Make Chicken Salad with Rotisserie Chicken
The whole purpose of an already cooked rotisserie chicken is to save a LOT of prep and cook time when making this salad!
Needless to say, you can find a delicious, cooked rotisserie chicken at most grocery stores, as well as big box stores like Costco.
Another huge time saver is to buy a bag of pre-shredded cole slaw mix.
I promise you, you will thank me!
So, without further ado, here are the ingredients and the extremely simple steps for making this salad with rotisserie chicken and almond dressing.
Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing Ingredients
The ingredients for this wonderful salad are easy to find:
- Cole Slaw Mix
- Rotisserie Chicken (cooked)
- Spring Onions
- Fresh Cilantro
- Sesame Seeds
Homemade Almond Dressing
- Soy Sauce
- Almond Butter
- Rice Vinegar
- Lime Juice
- Black Pepper
Step 1. Pour Cole Slaw Mix Into Large Bowl
Clearly, this is very self-explanatory.
Step 2. Add Chicken, Spring Onions & Cilantro to Cole Slaw Mix
Again, very easy: Just cut up the cooked chicken into bite size, shredded pieces.
Then add the chicken to your large bowl with the cole slaw mix.
After that, add your sliced spring onions and chopped fresh cilantro.
Step 3. Prepare Homemade Almond Dressing
Combine soy sauce, almond butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey and salt & black pepper.
Then mix well until thoroughly combined.
If your dressing is a little too thick, add about 1 teaspoon of hot water and mix well.
Then drizzle homemade dressing over top of your salad and serve.
Almond Dressing Tweaks
I have to say, the almond dressing is a little bit different from what I’m used to.
I can’t put my finger on it, but I thought it would taste very similar to the Asian peanut dressing I’ve had in the past.
Although the magazine’s recipe did not add honey to the dressing, I felt the need to add some sweetness to it.
Therefore, so I added in the honey, which is noted in my recipe.
Rotisserie Chicken is Better Than Pre-Cut Cooked Chicken Strips
I really liked the rotisserie chicken added to the salad as opposed to using the already cut-up chicken pieces you can get in the lunch meat section of the grocery store.
Needless to say, the rotisserie chicken made it taste so much fresher.
Suggestions For This Recipe
Although the sesame seeds really add to the taste of the salad, I feel like adding in some slivered almonds would enhance the flavor even more.
In addition, tossing in some of those crunchy chow mein noodles would add even more crunch and texture to the salad.
Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing Recipe
Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing
- 1 bag Cole Slaw Mix
- 1 Rotisserie Chicken
- 4 Spring Onions, sliced
- 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro
- 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Almond Butter
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
- Add cole slaw mix to large bowl.
- Cut up the meat of the rotisserie chicken into shredded pieces and add to cole slaw mix.
- Add sliced spring onions and cilantro (to taste),
- In a small bowl combine the dressing ingredients and mix well.
- If dressing is too thick, add about a teaspoon of hot water.
- Drizzle dressing on top of salad.
What types of Asian-inspired salads do you enjoy?
Let us know in the comments!
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4 thoughts on “Salad with Rotisserie Chicken & Almond Dressing”
Thanks pam, you always have the yummest recipes. My favorite. Asian. food. Is Lo mein
Thank you Shirley! I like lo mein too 🙂