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Napa chicken salad in a bowl square

Napa Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 generous servings 1x


This Napa Chicken Salad is crunched up to the MAX! Fresh napa cabbage, juicy rotisserie chicken, a super easy homemade sesame dressing, and crunchy handfuls of cashews, fried wonton strips, dried ramen noodles, crispy fried onions, or sesame sticks…the choice is yours! 


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Napa Chicken Salad:

  • 1 head of napa cabbage, cleaned, trimmed, and shredded (about 10 cups)
  • 1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of something crunchy – fried wonton strips, crispy fried onions, or crushed-up dry ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (optional)

Sesame Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or avocado oil (see FAQs)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (to taste)
  • salt to taste


  1. Toss the shredded cabbage with the green onions (and you can keep this mixture in an airtight bowl in the fridge for several days)!
  2. Shake all the dressing ingredients in a jar. 
  3. When you’re ready to serve, toss the cabbage mixture with the chicken, cashews, wontons, and enough dressing to generously coat. Serve with extra green onions and sesame seeds on top!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: napa chicken salad, napa salad, napa cabbage salad