Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Cheesecake factory! A restaurant that serves up decadent and delicious meals.

Everyone who tried cheesecake factory food once, I am sure they will surely love to give it a second try. Especially the salad items. Their salad has another level of taste; they are fresh, delicious, and nutritious. One salad is enough to make you feel full and satisfied. 

My first salad at the cheesecake factory was the Chinese chicken salad. You know how much I love chicken salad! The taste still tantalizes my tastebuds, that’s why I make this salad at home and try to feel the taste of a cheesecake factory. 

Well, you can’t get the exact taste of the cheesecake factory, but if you follow their recipe and use a few tricks then you can make a salad that tastes pretty close to what the cheesecake factory offers. I have collected the cheesecake factory Chinese chicken salad recipe from their official website and explained it in detail below along with a few tricks that helped me to improve the taste.

So if you are a cheesecake factory salad lover like me, scroll down and make this salad at home. After tasting you won’t believe you made it yourself and you are not sitting in the cheesecake factory!

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or preparing a healthy meal for your friends, the cheesecake factory chicken salad is sure to please.

Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: ChineseDifficulty: SImple
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

481

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, and this cheesecake factory salad proves it all! The combination of fresh veggies and thinly sliced chicken, tossed in the secret dressing will ensure you finish your bowl and have cravings for some more. And making this salad is also simple. I have a quick and easy recipe that you can follow and make your own cheesecake Chinese chicken salad at home. You just need to grab the ingredients I have listed below and follow the simple steps.  Let’s explore the full recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts

  • 1/2 cup cos lettuce

  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce

  • 1 cup red cabbage

  • 1/2 cup spring onion

  • 1 cup mandarin

  • 1/2 cup fried noodles

  • 1/2 cup crunchy noodles,

  • 1/2 cup snow peas

  • ½ cup almonds ( optional)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1/2 cup plum sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame sauce

  • 1tablespoon black pepper

  • Salt as per taste

  • Equipment you will need
  • Pan

  • Spatula

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Small bowls

  • Serving plates/bowls

how to make Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad

  •  Cook The Chicken: Turn on the stove, put a pan filled with water, let it boil, and add salt and pepper.
    Now add the chicken and simmer on medium-low heat until thoroughly cooked. It will take almost 15 minutes to cook the chicken thoroughly. 
    Cook The Chicken
  • Preparation: While the chicken is cooking, meanwhile let’s prepare the rest of the things. Take all the vegetables you want to add, rinse away well, and cut and chopped according to need. Keep them aside in small bowls.
    Preparation
  • Mix The Chicken and Vegetables: Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, take it out from the pan and leave it to cool down. When the chicken is cool enough, cut them into large pieces and keep them aside in another small bowl. Now take a large mixing bowl, add ½ cup cos lettuce, 1 cup iceberg lettuce, a cup red cabbage, 1 cup mandarin,  and ½ cup spring onion and give it a good mix.
    Mix The Chicken and Vegetables
  • Add Rest Ingredients: Vegetables are done; next, crisp ingredients. Here we will use ½ cup fried noodles and ½ cup crunchy noodles for better crispiness. Add ½ cup snow peas, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, and  ½ cup almonds if you want them to be more nutritious. Finally, add ½ cup plum sauce for sweetness, 1 tablespoon sesame sauce, sprinkle a bit salt ( as per taste), 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss finely. The cheese factory Chinese salad is done; adding the chicken pieces is the only task left. Add ¾ part of the chicken pieces and toss again.
    Add Rest Ingredients
  • Serve: The cheesecake factory chicken salad is ready to serve. You can serve this salad to any guests from kids to old, and especially the diet people are going to love it.  If you are thinking about how to serve it, let me give you an idea. 
    Serve it in small bowls or serving plates by garnishing with the left chicken pieces (Shredded), fried noodles, some sesame, and chopped almonds. This way, the salad will appear just like the cheesecake factory Chinese chicken salad.
    Serve

Recipe Video

Why Should You Try Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad

Colorful vegetables and chicken slices are most common in chicken salad, but the crispy noodles, and sweet and sour sauces, have taken this dish to another level. Its crunchy and savory taste is sure to be a hit with everyone in attendance and makes it perfect to serve on any occasion.

And this salad not only tastes delicious, but it’s also easy to make and nutritious. First of all, this salad is high in protein and rich in healthy fats. It is full of fresh veggies that provide vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health. They also contain antioxidants that can help to protect the body from harmful toxins. 

Plus, the crispy noodles are a great source of fiber which helps to keep you feeling full after eating them and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day. 

Additionally, this salad is packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc—all of which play an important role in proper immune system function.   

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t just follow “chop, mix and serve”. Every ingredient has its own time to get into the dish. So must add the ingredients when I mentioned above. 
  • You can add or remove any veggies according to your preferences, with no boundaries. 
  • Don’t be smart with the seasoning and sauces. Add the sauces in the quantity I mentioned and don’t miss anything.
  • Add dressing and seasoning just before you serve.
  • You can store this chicken salad in the refrigerator for upto 5 days by keeping it in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Of cheesecake factory chinese chicken salad recipe

Serving4
Fat8g
Cholesterol00mg
Sodium510mg
Carbohydrate63g
Protein30g

Conclusion

Cheesecake factory Chinese chicken salad contains flavors that are sure to please even the most discriminating palate.  You can serve this versatile and flavorful salad as part of a meal or as an appetizer. And if you want to change any ingredients you can do so. For example, if you don’t want love mandarin, you can use apple instead. Like this add the veggies you love and make the salad as your own preferences. So give this cheesecake factory version of Chinese chicken salad a try and let me know how it tastes through comments.

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