Chicken & Cabbage Salad Bowls with Sesame Dressing

Everything you need (just 4 ingredients!) to prepare a week's worth of healthy, low-carb lunches can be found at your neighborhood grocery store. A bag of prechopped red and green cabbage serves as the crunchy low-carb base in these chicken salad bowls, which only require 10 minutes to assemble. Top with sesame-flavored almonds and a sesame dressing and you have one irresistible lunch you'll look forward to all week. Shopping at Trader Joe's? See Tip (below) for our product recommendations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package seasoned cooked chicken strips

  • 1/2 cup sesame dressing

  • 1 (9 ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix

  • ½ cup sesame-honey-flavored almonds


  1. Cut chicken strips into bite-size pieces; set aside.

  2. Measure 2 tablespoons dressing into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate.

  3. Divide coleslaw mix among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with one-fourth of the chicken and 2 tablespoons almonds.

  4. Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Toss with dressing just before serving.


Tip: If you shop at Trader Joe's, use these products to make this recipe: Grilled Seasoned White Meat Chicken Strips, Organic Toasted Sesame Dressing and Sesame Honey Almonds.

To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing and salad separately for up to 4 days. Top salad with dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
22g Fat
14g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 23g 45%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Vitamin A 2262IU 45%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Sodium 493mg 21%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 47mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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