RECIPE: Asian Chicken Salad

hoisin salad dressing

RECIPE: Asian Chicken Salad

Easy, healthy food is my winning combination for making the most of the warmer months. Lately, I have been enjoying food prep on the weekends to set us up for some slower afternoons after school.  Term 4 means no after school activities for us so we can come home and enjoy some time outside together.  I love packing lunch boxes but must admit I tend to neglect myself.  This delicious and easy salad can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and it’s becoming a favourite for me.


  • Lettuce, washed and torn
  • Shallots, sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chicken, I used leftover BBBQ chicken
  • Slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons Sesame oil


  1. Toss lettuce, shallots, almonds, chicken and sesame seeds in a bowl or container for your lunch.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine, or shake in a jar.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and enjoy.


I have everything prepped in the fridge and store the dressing in a bottle in the fridge so I’ve got a week’s worth of salad ready to go.