Fresh, crunchy, and delicious, this Chicken Cabbage Salad makes the perfect anytime low-carb lunch or easy weeknight dinner. Packed with lean chicken breast, cabbage, carrots, and green onions in a light sesame vinaigrette, this refreshing cabbage salad recipe is super easy to make. Ready in less than 40 minutes!
The Crunchiest Chicken Cabbage Salad
Cabbage salad with shredded poached chicken is one of my all-time favorite combos. Don’t let its simple list of ingredients fool you – this easy salad bursts with unforgettable flavor, crunch, and texture. The tender and juicy chicken perfectly complements the crunchy cabbage, carrots, slivered almonds, chopped green onions, and sesame seeds.
The sesame dressing, made with light grapeseed oil and white balsamic vinegar, ties it all together into a light and perfectly balanced dish. Shredded rotisserie chicken makes the prep time fast and easy, but you can also poach or bake boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this simple cabbage salad recipe.
How to Make Chicken Cabbage Salad
Whisk together all of the sesame vinaigrette ingredients together in a medium bowl. In another large bowl, toss together all of the salad ingredients. When you’re ready to serve, simply toss the salad with the vinaigrette.
Storage and Leftovers
For best results, store the salad ingredients separate from the prepared vinaigrette in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. If you have leftover chicken cabbage salad that is already tossed in dressing, it will stay crunchy for about a day when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Chicken Cabbage Salad
For the Salad
- 1 cabbage - whole head, chopped
- 2 carrots - julienned
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup green onions - chopped
- 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 1 tbsp seasame seeds
- In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients for the Sesame vinaigrette until completely combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl toss together all ingredients for the salad.
- When ready to serve toss with desired amount of vinaigrette.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)