Asian Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

3 reader reviews / 5 stars average

This Asian spin on a classic chicken salad is full of fragrant scallions, toasted sesame oil and crunchy roasted almonds. A naturally gluten free, low carb and paleo lunch recipe! 

Asian Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds a low carb paleo lunch recipe

My Aunt Paula and Uncle Randy eat a very clean, low carb and high protein diet. As a result, they’ve both lost over a combined total of 100 pounds in the last several years.

Since I am always looking for fast and easy healthy recipes, I love to pick their brain for new ideas. Specifically, I know that my aunt packs my uncle’s lunch every day (he’s a postal worker!) so I was very interested in make-ahead lunch recipes.

Asian Chicken Salad Recipe a healthy low carb gluten free salad

Most recently, Aunt Paula told me about this naturally gluten free and paleo Asian chicken salad recipe. Packed with plenty of fragrant scallions, a hint of toasted sesame oil and topped with crunchy roasted almonds, this recipe is ideal for making ahead of time and grabbing for a quick lunch throughout the week.

Asian Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds a gluten free paleo lunch recipe

To keep it low carb, I love serving it over a bed of baby arugula but any greens or your favorite sandwich bread would work. Even more time is saved by using shredded rotisserie chicken but any leftover cooked chicken works great.

Your fork is waiting.

Asian Chicken Salad Recipe - a healthy low carb gluten free salad

Asian Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

3 reader reviews / 5 stars average
This Asian spin on a classic chicken salad is full of fragrant scallions, toasted sesame oil and crunchy roasted almonds.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 8 mins
TOTAL: 18 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast
  • ½ cup scallions (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup sliced natural almonds (toasted)
  • 4 cups organic baby arugula (to serve)

Instructions
 

  • Toast natural almonds in a 350 oven until golden brown and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, scallions, Sriracha, mayo and sesame. Using a fork, toss together until chicken is evenly coated. 
  • Serve over a bed of arugula and sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 5.4gProtein: 18.9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 390mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 1.6g
DID YOU TRY THIS RECIPE? Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!

7 thoughts on “Asian Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds”

  1. This is my kind of food – clean, low carb, high protein – YES. I feel good just looking at it. :)
    I love that your Aunt and Uncle are living such a healthy lifestyle, good for them!

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