Fresh citrus flavor from the mandarin oranges makes this Asian inspired chicken salad over the top delicious. Combined with the creamy ginger dressing and you have one of our favorite and most popular dinner salads! This salad is all fresh ingredients and vibrant flavor, but it couldn’t be any easier to make.
8 cups washed baby spinach, 8-10 ounces
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 4, grilled
10 small mandarin oranges, peeled, 1 1/2 pounds
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, and thinly sliced
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
Creamy Ginger Dressing:
1/2 cup avocado oil, or neutral tasting oil of your choice
3 Tablespoons minced ginger
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup freshly squeezed mandarin juice, from 1-2
2 Tablespoons tahini
1/2 cup chopped celery, 2.5 ounces
1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Place the baby spinach in a large serving bowl.
Chop into bite sized pieces or thinly slice both the grilled chicken and mandarin oranges.
Arrange them over the baby spinach along with the sliced red onion, bell pepper, and sprinkle the almonds and chopped cilantro over the top.
For the dressing, place all the ingredients into a high powered blender. Secure the lid, and blend starting on low and working up to medium high speed. Blend until the dressing is completely smooth and creamy.
Serve the salad with the dressing on the side.
The recipe for the Creamy Ginger Dressing makes about 2 cups. You may have some leftover depending on how much dressing you prefer on your salad.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: Asian
Keywords: Asian Chicken Salad, Asian Chicken Spinach Salad, Ginger Dressing Recipe