Asian Chicken Salad has romaine lettuce, pineapple, mandarin oranges, sliced apples, marinated chicken and sliced almonds. The creamy Poppyseed dressing makes it absolutely delectable!
Asian Chicken Salad is one of the first recipes I posted on my blog almost 10 years ago. I don’t think it got the recognition it deserved. It kind of just got lost in the mix. Because this salad is so delicious and healthy, I thought it was time for a re-post.
This salad was served at a steakhouse I worked at when I was in high school. Working at Rococo’s taught me so much and was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. Being around chefs opened my eyes to a world of amazing food. Before I worked there I had never eaten seafood or veal, or a green salad with fruit in it…
I make this Asian Chicken Salad at least once a month because we love it so much. It has romaine lettuce, pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, sliced apples and is topped with marinated chicken and sliced almonds. What takes it over the top is the creamy Poppyseed dressing. It is absolutely delectable!
Asian Chicken Salad
- 2 small chicken breasts cooked, then cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup Yoshida’s Original Gourmet Marinade found at Albertsons, Costco, etc
- 2 heads romaine lettuce
- 1 cup Mandarin oranges
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 1 cup Creamy Poppy seed dressing
- Pour the Yoshida’s marinade in a medium bowl. Add the cooked, diced chicken. Let chicken soak in the marinade while you prepare the salad.
- Rinse the romaine lettuce in water then pat dry with paper towels. Chop lettuce into pieces. Add the lettuce onto two separate plates or bowls. Top with the mandarin oranges, pineapple, almonds and apple slices.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken onto the salads then serve with the Poppyseed dressing. Enjoy ♥
22 thoughts on “Asian Chicken Salad”
Do you have a recipe for the Oriental Dressing/Poppyseed Dressing?
Nancy, I just use a bottle of Creamy Poppyseed dressing from the store. Here is a link to a great looking homemade poppyseed dressing:
That looks so good! I must try it! Love the combo of the oranges, pineapple, and apple. Sounds delish!
I can’t believe I’ve never tried this salad. Always wanted to and now you’ve convinced me with your gorgeous photos!!
For the marinade (not available in Australia) can you give me an idea of the ingredients and I’ll look for something similar here?. Thanks and love you’re food!
Sheri, the marinade is kind of close to a teriyaki sauce. Hope this helps! Sorry
Thank you. After seeing your picture I want some of this salad so bad and we r at our cabin so I can’t run to the store to buy the marinate.
This looks great! I actually really enjoy the Kraft brand “Asian toasted sesame” dressing I bet that would be delicious on here.
Ohh, Madeleine, I agree! That would be delicious on this salad! 🙂
Chicken salad is one of my favorite.
I like this salad recipe.. It provides great help to prepare the chicken salad.
Thanks for sharing it.
What brand of dressing do you use?
I love the KRAFT Creamy Poppyseed dressing. Its really good!
Seeing this reCipe brings back a flood of fun And happy memories. This was a favorite. So happy for you Holly. fun to watch you grow and become so successful! The sullivan family loves you! Definitely 5 stars.