Asian pulled chicken salad

Asian pulled chicken salad

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins No cook


Serves 5
Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal352
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1 small roasted chicken, about 1kg



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  • ½ red cabbage, cored and finely sliced
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    Red cabbage

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  • 3 carrots, coarsley grated or finely shredded



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  • 5 spring onions, finely sliced on the diagonal
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  • 2 red chillies, halved and thinly sliced
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped, including stalks
  • 2 heaped tbsp roasted salted peanuts, roughly crushed

For the dressing

  • 3½ tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1½ tbsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Remove all the meat from the chicken, shred into large chunks and pop in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, carrots, spring onions, chillies and half the coriander. Toss together with the dressing and pile onto a serving plate, then scatter over the remaining coriander and peanuts.

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8th Apr, 2019
Loved the salad and was very filling, definitely need chopping the carrots and cabbage finely. The hoisin and sesame oil dressing gave it a nice flavour burst but not over whelming. The only downside was the coriander, but that might just be my personal tastes :)
16th Jan, 2019
Absolutely delicious, this has gone straight to our No.1 lunch spot !
16th Jan, 2019
Absolutely delicious, went straight to our no.1 healthy lunch.
4th Sep, 2018
Made this for me and my partner to take to work for lunch. I can recommend this recipe, it's very tasty and I didn't want my lunch to end. Using the quantities in the recipe, it's enough for two days for two people.
11th Feb, 2018
Easy and tasty recipe. I used oven roasted chicken tighs (to save the "pulling" of the chicken) and served on top of chicken which worked fine.
13th Jun, 2017
Added noodles to make the dish go further, which meant I had to add more sauce for wettage purposes. It's nice enough but I prefer the Thai chicken noodle salad flavours.
kristel007's picture
25th Apr, 2017
Really easy to make and super tasty. Will become a regular addition to my repertoire!
19th Sep, 2016
Excellent. One of my favourites. Tons of flavor. Great for lunch. Have made may times.
7th Jan, 2016
Fantastic. I don't like hoisin or salad, but i really enjoyed it for lunch at work. Omitted coriander as had none, used hoisin stir fry sauce (amoy), otherwise stuck to recipe. Will definitely make again.
Frantic Flapjack
6th May, 2015
Why do lots of recipes show a 5 star rating then when you drill down into the recipe, there is no comment or rating! Very annoying!!
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14th May, 2015
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