This crunchy Asian chicken salad comes together in a snap

Asian-style chicken salads, which tend to be loaded up with caloric ingredients like fried wontons, fried chicken and sodium- and sugar-filled dressings, are tasty but not always so healthy. But this homemade version from Cooking Light, which gets crunch from heart-healthy almonds, is not only good for you — it's quick to make. The recipe calls for cooked chicken, so if you made extra chicken earlier this week, you're good to go. If not, pick up some rotisserie chicken or cooked, sliced chicken breasts from your grocery store. Then all that's left to do is whisk together a gingery dressing and toss it with the chicken, greens, carrots and snow peas, then sprinkle with almonds and serve!

Becky Luigart-Stayner / Cooking Light
Asian Chicken Salad
Asian Chicken Salad
Becky Luigart-Stayner / Cooking Light
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This article was originally published Feb. 24, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. ET.