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Asian Chicken Salad

Our easy Smoked Asian Chicken Salad is made with some of our leftover Traeger Smoked Chicken, and comes together in a flash! Makes a great salad or spoon into a wrap for a sandwich that is perfect for on-the-boat or on-the-go. Mix in some of your favorite crunchy toppings right before serving. We like to use wonton strips, but you can also use crunchy chow mein noodles too. You do you! As with all of our recipes, we encourage you to experiment and make it your own.

Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

This salad is perfect for so many uses, but my favorite time to make it is when we’re up at the fishing cabin. Fishing cabin food is tricky because unless one of us (cough me cough) stays back to cook, the food has got to be fast, portable, and easy.

Now, I like fishing, but I’m a water wimp so if it is looking at all sporty out there I’m glad to volunteer for some quiet time at the cabin, and whipping up some food for the fishermen when they come back from their 12-16 hour day. By choice. (They are crazy, I know. I tell them all the time.)

I like this easy chicken salad because it is basically a “dump and go” recipe, uses up some of that leftover smoked chicken you might have laying around, or you can easily sub in a grocery store rotisserie chicken if you don’t have leftover smoked chicken in the fridge. Plus, it was easy for them to grab a bowl and chow before heading out for fish cleaning and boat scrubbing duties.

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Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

Smoked Asian Chicken Salad shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Shredded coleslaw mix
  • Shredded carrots
  • Smoked chicken
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Wonton strips
  • Roasted sesame dressing

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Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

How to make Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Mix together all the ingredients, except for the wonton strips.



Let it sit for a few hours in the fridge to let everything meld.



Top with the crunchy bits and serve. You can also wrap in tortillas for a good on-the-go meal.

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Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad FAQ

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Yes! This is the perfect recipe to make in advance. You can make it for easy lunches for the week, grab-and-go snacks, and the flavor just keeps getting better. Just add the crunchy bits right before servings for the best results.

This recipe is so versatile. You can toss in whatever you’d like and really make it your own. I like it just the way it is, but experiment and do what makes YOU happy!

This Kewpie Sesame Dressing is our favorite!

Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

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Smoked Asian Chicken Salad
Yield: 8 servings

Smoked Asian Chicken Salad

Smoked Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

This delicious and simple Asian Chicken Salad is perfect for an on-the-go lunch or a quick dinner! We use leftover Traeger Grilled Chicken to make it even faster, too!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 16 ounce bag shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 cups cooked smoked chicken
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 bag wonton strips
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted sesame dressing


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients except for the wonton strips.
  2. Put into the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld.
  3. Top with the wonton seeds right before servings.
  4. Serve with tortillas to make sandwich wraps for on-the-go eating, or as a salad.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 523Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1730mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 36g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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