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Asian Chicken Salad (Whole30 / Paleo)


Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I’ve been super busy with developing a whole lot of new recipes for Cookit, sponsors, and keeping myself busy with mother-ing too. I’m trying to get things sorted before we take our big long vacay. A much needed one to disconnect from the cyber world and truly bond as a family and with nature. I can’t wait to wake up to the smell of bacon, fresh coffee, play badminton with the girls at the back yard, fish off the pier, spend time with my nieces & in-laws, and so much more. 

My girls are counting down the days to our trip. This time round, we are going to camp outdoors. I hope I don’t get eaten alive by mozzies. I’m also going to try to eat clean while we are there. Of course, we will have cheat days for skillets, onion strings, and malt milk shake. I’m excited to go grocery shopping and see what whole30/paleo approved produce I can find.

I made this whole30 compliant recipe for lunch last week. It was great because it keeps well chilled and taste good chilled too! Definitely a good recipe to beat the scorching Singapore heat. The flavours develops and marries as it sits in the fridge. You can skip the chicken and serve it as a side dish as well. Chop up some broccoli into tiny pieces and add to the as well. I’m certain you are going to enjoy this recipe. 

Bring a pot of water to boil, season with salt, then boil chicken for about 8 minutes. Drain and shred with 2 forks. 

Prep all the vegetables and place it in a mixing bowl. Mix all the ingredients of the dressing in a small bowl.

Add sesame seeds, shredded chicken, and pour in dressing. Toss to coat. You can serve immediately or chill it and let the flavours developed.

Asian Chicken Salad

Servings 2


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 150 white cabbage shredded
  • 100 g purple cabbage shredded
  • 80 g carrot shredded
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce if not whole30
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar I like Mizkan brand
  • 2 tbsp orange juice freshly squeeze
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Salt & Black pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a bowl.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil, season with salt, and cook chicken. About 8 minutes.
  • Shred chicken with 2 forks.
  • In a bowl, add chicken, carrot, cabbages, sesame seed, spring onions, cilantro, and pour dressing over.
  • Toss to coat and serve.

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  • Reply
    Suzie Tan
    27 June, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Hi Sharon, where can i get coconut aminos and the rice vinegar, any preference for this salad. Thls

    • Reply
      Sharon Lam
      27 June, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Suzie, you can get coconut aminos from iherb. You can also replace it with soy sauce if not eating whole30/paleo. As for rice vinegar, I like Mizkan’s rice vinegar.

  • Reply
    6 July, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Delicious recipe… I love salad.

  • Reply
    7 July, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Hi Sharon, your healthy chicken salad look very appetizing. Love the combo and colorful salad. Thanks for sharing….i need to shed off at least 5kg, hope I can do it. hihihi…

    • Reply
      Sharon Lam
      19 July, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Hi Amelia! So good to hear from you again! How have you been? 🙂 I’m sure you can do it easily and make your meals exciting too.

  • Reply
    Diana Lopes
    8 July, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I’ve never tried an asian chicken salad before, So I’m super curious how it is. I bet it’s super delicious, it sure looks like it! Thank you for the recipe =)

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