Kung Po Chicken Salad Recipe Donal Skehan

Kung pao chicken salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Quick, delicious and low calorie - Donal Skehan's kung pao chicken salad has got midweek winner written all over it. Make this Chinese-style chicken salad in just under half an hour.



  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • skinless chicken breasts 2, butterflied
  • Chinese five-spice 1½ tsp
  • romaine lettuce 1, shredded
  • mixed crunchy salad vegetables (such as carrots, red peppers, sugar snap peas, green beans, baby sweetcorn) 400g
  • sweet chilli sauce 2 tbsp
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp
  • reduced-salt soy sauce 3 tbsp
  • toasted sesame seeds 1 tbsp
  • spring onions 4, shredded


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of the chinese five-spice. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. Set aside to rest and cool a little, then slice or shred.

  • Step 2

    Toss the chicken with the lettuce and mixed veg in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Using a fork, mix together the sweet chilli sauce, remaining chinese five-spice, rice vinegar and soy sauce, then pour over the salad and toss well. Scatter with the sesame seeds and spring onion before serving.


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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 246
  • Fat 8.3g
  • Saturates 0.7g
  • Carbs 11.6g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Fibre 6.6g
  • Protein 28g
  • Salt 1.5g