Chinese Chicken Salad

by Katie Chin, Tastemaker in Residence

I just went on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show and made this delicious, fresh and easy Chinese Chicken Salad recipe from my new cookbook, “Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen!” It’s the perfect recipe for Mother’s Day and my new cookbook makes a great Mother’s Day gift! It’s available at Barnes & Noble, select Costco stores, other fine booksellers and on Click here to order the book on Amazon now.

Here I am with the wonderful Home and Family co-hosts Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines.

During my cooking segment, they showed a clip from my seven year-old daughter’s Youtube channel:  Becca’s Yummytown!! She was so excited when she saw and her friend Abby on TV!

I was thrilled that Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was a guest on the show as well. I catered a fundraising event at her clothing store, Kyle by Alene Too, so it was fun to reconnect with her. She even gave me a shout out about my Chinese Chicken Salad on Instagram!

Here’s a fun way to serve Chinese Chicken Salad! I got these Chinese take-out containers at Cost Plus World Market.

1/3 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce or Srircha sauce
6 cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 large carrot, shredded (about 2 cups)
2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced, greens included
½ cup sliced almonds plus more for garnish
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges in water, drained
2 cups shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken
½ cup fried wonton strips plus more for garnish
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds plus more for garnish


  1. Make the dressing: Whisk all of the dressing ingredients until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrot, scallions, sliced almonds, Mandarin oranges, shredded chicken, wonton strips and sesame seeds. Garnish with more almonds sesame seeds.