Asian Citrus Chicken Salad Zupa’s Copycat
Bright and flavorful Asian Citrus Chicken Salad with crunchy wontons and a fruity vinaigrette is a family favorite! !
You better believe I’m still going to Zupa’s for this salad, but I’m glad we can make a very similar version at home that tastes just as good! ! Another of my favorite Zupas copycat salads is the Strawberry Harvest Salad! Give it a try.
Have you been to Zupa? This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Phoenix area. They are known for their delicious sandwiches, soups and salads. When I’m there, I usually have salads and paninis, and one of my favorites is their Asian Citrus Chicken Salad.
The last time I was there I made sure to note down all the ingredients so I could try making them at home. Not exact, but I think the salad tastes similar and delicious! The salad has many of my favorite toppings, including chicken, cucumbers, peppers, wontons, edamame, and a delicious Asian citrus vinaigrette.
The combination of flavors is amazing, making it the perfect salad for any function. If you love salads as much as we do, this is another one you want to try.
How to make
salad. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
dressing. In a blender or small food processor, puree all ingredients of the dressing (except the oil) until combined. Slowly add the oil with the mixer running until all the oil is incorporated.
Service + Enjoy! Pour dressing over salad before serving. Please enjoy!
Recipe Tips + Storage Information
- Wonton strips: You can usually find wonton strips at any grocery store in the salad dressing aisle near croutons.
- Chick: I prefer to use diced roast chicken, but you can use roast chicken or any leftover chicken you have on hand.
- tangerinr: Buy oranges in water if you can. Light syrup will work too, but you may need to rinse with water and pat dry.
in advance: Salads are great because you can prep all the ingredients and toss them together before serving.
- Prepare all ingredients the day before and store them in separate containers in the refrigerator or counter if applicable.
- Dressing: I believe dressing is best made the same day, but you can also prepare the dressing a day in advance by simply storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Shake or mix together before use.
storage, Add oranges, wonton strips, and dressing to only what you’re going to eat that day. Then, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-4 days. Store dressings in separate airtight containers. It will keep for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Also store the salad already tossed, just know that the wontons will soften and the oranges will make the salad a little soggy. Consume within 1-2 days.
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Prep time 5 minutes
Total time 5 minutes
Calories 187 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 3-4 cups mixed vegetables
- 2 grilled and sliced chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup edamame cooked and shelled
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1 cup gherkins
- 1 cup oranges
- wonton strips
Asian Citrus Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons agave or honey
- 1/4 teaspoon chili paste or sriracha (add more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated or grated ginger
- 1/4 cup mixed sesame oil and grapeseed or canola oil
Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
In a blender or small food processor, puree all ingredients for the dressing (except the oil) until combined. Slowly add the oil with the mixer running until all the oil is incorporated.
Pour dressing over salad before serving. Please enjoy!