This past weekend I got to have a really delicious lettuce and cabbage salad. I just had to find the dressing recipe – it was amazing. I got the dressing recipe and had this today for supper. It was really wonderful. The dressing is oriental with rice vinegar and sesame oil. I used leftover roast chicken, since it was already cooked and just had to be chopped up. I also have some dressing leftover, so it’s going to be lunch tomorrow as well. I would definitely let the cabbage sit for a few minutes to soften a bit. I just immediately dug in and by the end of the salad, it was much better. This dressing recipe is really wonderful and will definitely have a permanent place in my fridge!

Oriental Chicken Salad

This salad is wonderful and so easy to make. Precooked chicken breast make it easy to toss together for a quick and healthy lunch.


  • Honey Oriental Dressing:
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • few drops sesame oil
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped napa cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, optional


  1. Mix together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Combine the lettuce, cabbages, carrot, green onion, pepper and cucumber in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well combined.
  4. Evenly divide between two plates.
  5. Top with the chicken and garnish with sliced almonds and sesame seeds (optional) before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet tags: Low calorie, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 2

Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)

Calories: 201

Fat: 4.6

Protein: 16.5

Entire recipe makes 2 servings

Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups

Each serving = 6 Smart Points/4 Points

PER SERVING: 201 calories; 4.6g fat; 1g saturated fat; 18.4g carbohydrates; 12.9g sugar; 16.5g protein; 4g fiber


  1. are you using 3 oz of chicken then for the chicken breast? Thanks!

  2. I’m interested n making your oriental chicken salad, but I’m confused about the carb count. I’m diabetic and count carbs as well as calories. The honey has carbs, of course, but that’s a negligible amount in the salad. There are some carbs in the veggies, but nothing that would take it to the 20+ carb count you’re showing per serving. Please help!

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      Whoops! It should have been 18 carbs, not 28. The honey does have a significant amount of carbs. Each tablespoon of honey has 17 grams of carbohydrate in it. I hope that helps.

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