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Kinda Like California Pizza Kitchen Chinese Chicken Salad

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“I found this recipe on in a review of California Pizza Kitchen from chic_seeker. The reviewer included a close copycat recipe to the restaurant's delicious Chinese chicken salad. I included this with other salads in a recent lunch for a crowd and this was the first thing gone. (Prep time cited does not include cooking chicken)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dressing
  • 4 12 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon asian chili paste (I used sambal oelek with good results)
  • 1 12 teaspoons grated ginger (about a teaspoon of powdered works well)
  • 4 12 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 12 tablespoons sesame oil
  • For Salad
  • 2 -3 large cooked chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, chopped into chunks
  • sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 head napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 12 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 carrots (peeled and shredded or julienned)
  • 34 cup peanuts, chopped (sliced or slivered almonds might be nice also)
  • 1 bunch about 8 scallion (white and light green parts chopped crosswise)


  1. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients, whisk and set aside.
  2. In a really large salad bowl, combine cabbage, lettuce, cilantro and green onions and toss gently.
  3. Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and peanuts.
  4. Add the chicken.
  5. Pour in the dressing and toss.
  6. Enjoy!

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