Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free noodles, gluten-free tamari sauce, and gluten-free hoisin sauce in this dish.


"Chicken salad has a certain glamour about it. Like the little black dress, it is chic and adaptable anywhere." -Laurie Colwin, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is the perfect complete summer salad (but you can serve it in the winter also). Light and filling, it has everything you want in a salad - fresh crunchy veggies, a sweet & sour dressing, savory chicken, and crunchy nuts.

Everything about this says Mediterranean diet with Mediterranean diet points for veggies, fruit, nuts, whole grains, and good quality oil.

You can make everything ahead and assemble at the last minute.

This recipe calls for brown rice noodles, as they are easy to find, but it is best made with buckwheat noodles. Whole wheat spaghetti will also work well.

Mandarin oranges or tangerines are easy to find but you could also substitute an 11-ounce can mandarin oranges (drained).


Chinese Chicken Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 3 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied by keeps well for 24 hours.

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°F.

Place the water in a medium stock pot over high heat.

When water boils, add the noodles and cook for 8 to 12 minutes until just tender.

Drain, shaking off excess water, then place in a large mixing bowl.

Add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil, toss until coated.

Cover and place in refrigerator.

Add the chicken to the hot pan in the oven and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir the chicken and add the mushrooms.

Cook for another 10 minutes. Stir frequently.

Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

While the chicken is cooking, whisk together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and pineapple juice in a small bowl and add to the bowl with the noodles.

When the chicken is cool fold together with the udon noodles, napa cabbage, carrots, snow peas and almonds.

Serve topped with the mandarin oranges and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 3 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 523 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 25%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
    Sugars 14g
Protein 31g
Vitamin K 49mcg