Oriental chicken salad

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Oriental chicken salad
Oriental chicken salad
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This super-healthy oriental chicken salad recipe is packed with hearty protein and crunchy veggies to keep you full up. Great as a lunch-time treat or a light dinner, it's full of delicious oriental flavours including lime, chilli and sesame oil. Try taking any leftovers to work in a lunchbox for a spicy treat the next day.


  • 1tsp vegetable oil
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, diced
  • 2tbsp lemongrass, finely sliced
  • 2 small red chillies, finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3tbsp lime juice
  • 3tbsp fish sauce
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • 1 small cucumber, cut into sticks
  • 1 carrot, cut into ribbons
  • 2 Little Gem lettuce, leaves seperated
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 lime, quartered

This would also be a great recipe for using up leftover chicken after a roast dinner.


  1. Heat a non-stick wok or frying pan with oil. Add the chicken and fry for 5 mins until just cooked. Add the lemongrass, chillies and onion and fry for 2 mins until cooked through.
  2. Remove pan from the heat. Combine lime juice, fish sauce and sesame oil in a jar and shake to mix.
  3. Stir together the chicken, cucumber, carrot, lettuce, mint and coriander. Drizzle over the dressing and serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 182(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 1.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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