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Asian Citrus Chicken Salad | Creme de la Crumb

Asian Citrus Chicken Salad

A healthy and hearty fresh spring salad with chicken, cucumbers, edamame, juicy mandarin oranges, crispy wonton strips, cashews, and a quick sesame ginger dressing!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 cups mixed spring greens (or preferred lettuce)
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup wonton strips
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Cashew Halves


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients and set aside. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a greased skillet over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
  • Toss together the lettuce, red peppers, edamame, mandarin oranges, and cucumbers and divide between 4 plates. Top each with an equal serving of chicken. Top with wonton strips and cashews and drizzle with dressing. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.