Sesame Ginger Orange Chicken Salad


Sesame Ginger Orange Chicken Salad

With lots and lots of crispy, salty, fried wontons. This yummy Asian-inspired salad is a mix of fresh greens, chicken, juicy sweet oranges, creamy avocado, and delicious crunchy nuts, all topped with those crispy wontons. Everything is tossed together with a toasted sesame and ginger salad dressing. A wonderful mix of savoury, sweet, and salty. It’s no-cook, fast, easy to toss together, bright and colourful, plus, of course, totally delicious!

Total time: 30 mins

Serves 6


    Sesame Ginger Dressing

    • 1/3 cup sesame oil
    • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
    • 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
    • 1 rounded tablespoon orange zest
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


    • Avocado oil, for frying
    • 1 package wonton wrappers, sliced into strips
    • 3 cups shredded cabbage
    • 3 cups shredded lettuce
    • 1-2 cups cooked shredded chicken
    • 1/3 cup slivered almonds or peanuts
    • 1 cup fresh orange slices
    • 2 avocados sliced
    • 1/3 cup chopped spring onions
    • Chilli oil, for serving, optional


        1. To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl.
        2. To make the wontons. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the strips of wontons and let cook, 1-2 minutes, until deeply golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with flaky salt.
        3. To make the salad. In a salad bowl, combine the cabbage, lettuce, chicken, almonds, and orange slices. Pour over half the dressing, then toss to coat the greens. Add the avocados, fried wontons, spring onions, and chilli oil. ENJOY.