Jack in the Box Asian Chicken Salad

Written by | May 27, 2005

Topics: Fast Food, Food, Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box Asian Chicken Salad

(Editor’s Note: It’s the final day of Salad Week here at The Impulsive Buy. It was an interesting week filled drive-thru windows, black plastic bowls with clear plastic covers, way too much iceberg lettuce, and a lot of salad tossing. Today’s final salad review comes from my favorite fast food place, Jack in the Box. Enjoy.)

Being Asian, I felt I had to represent and try the Asian Chicken Salad from Jack in the Box. However, I also had another reason for picking it up: I needed more Asian in me and I was hoping that this salad could give it to me.

You see, my ethnicity is Japanese, but I am probably the most un-Japanese Japanese person in the world. I can’t use chopsticks very well. I don’t like sushi. I definitely don’t karaoke. I remember six words from the two years of Japanese language I took in college (In case you were wondering, the six words are: Hai (yes), iie (no), sake (rice wine), sushi, karaoke, and geri (diarrhea).)

I don’t even think I have enough Asian in me to make the pick up line, “Do you have Asian in you? Would you like some?” work for me.

Although, I do drive a Toyota, which kind of makes me more Asian. But then again, just because Carrie Underwood won American Idol, doesn’t mean she’s very good, and also doesn’t mean Ruben Studdard can’t eat her.

Anyway, the Jack in the Box Asian Chicken Salad is a very colorful salad, as you can see in the picture above. It has green leaf lettuce, some fancy red/green leaf thing, baby spinach, red onion slices, shredded carrots, mandarin orange slices, pieces of grilled white meat chicken, wonton strips, roasted slivered almonds, Asian sesame dressing, and white-ass iceberg lettuce.

After I mixed the salad in a bigger bowl, I took a few bites of it using a fork and then switched to chopsticks to see if I had gained the Asian powers to wield them properly.

When several mandarin orange slices and leafs of lettuce ended up on the carpet, I knew the art of using chopsticks wasn’t meant to be. I guess my once fast fingers’ past as “The Human Vibrators” has messed up any chances of me using chopsticks properly.

The salad was very tasty, which was due to the very good Asian sesame dressing. I also liked the various textures the salad had. From the crunchiness of the wonton strips and almonds to the soft mandarin oranges and pieces of chicken. It’s probably the best fast food salad I’ve had so far, and I’m not being biased because I’m Asian.

Despite the 590 calories, 33 grams of fat, and 1306 milligrams of sodium, the Asian Chicken Salad is surprisingly the most healthiest specialty salad on the Jack in the Box menu. It also has a whole lot of potassium and dietary fiber, which are good for you.

After eating the entire salad, which was very filling, I realized that eating Asian foods won’t ever help make me more Asian.

So now I’ll take another approach and hopefully I can become more Asian by watching lots and lots of anime porn.


Item: Jack in the Box Asian Chicken Salad
Purchase Price: $4.99
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: Tasty. Good dressing. Lots of potassium and dietary fiber. The healthiest speciality salad on the Jack in the Box menu. Filling salad. Salad Week is over, which means back to REALLY unhealthy stuff.
Cons: Didn’t make me more Asian. High in sodium and fat. Abusing my fingers from those “Human Vibrator” years.






34 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Kirkkitsch says:

    Mmmm kangaroo tacos

    I luff JITB. They have the best Universal Monster toys around Halloween time! I also love their Sourdough Jack and Supreme Croissant. Mmmmm calorific!

  2. Ken says:

    Interesting salad for sure. Too bad your Asian-ness wasn’t at all boosted by the meal, though. Thank god you didn’t try any Bruce Lee moves

  3. well, maybe BK gives you shitty salad dressing out there, but at least you have a Jack in the Box. Out here, we have no Jack in the Box OR Sonic OR White Castle!!

  4. Kent Tell says:

    Moi- I can’t recall having seen a dunkin donuts but the commercials ran here when i was a Kid “Time to make the donuts” I remember they used to be my favorite ads. On friday before christmas the temp. was in the upper 70′s f. christmas day it snowed (first ever white christmas) then Monday we were back in shorts.

    Dawn-NO-O-O-O! Sonic? How can you stand it? The tater tots gives me a break from fries and their treats I prefer over Dairy Queen.

  5. marvo says:

    Kent Tell – I have trouble catching stationary objects, so anything that moves will be difficult for me to catch with chopsticks, except for slow-moving elderly people in walkers.

    ~Moi~ – I have been to Dunkin’ Donuts. Actually, we have a Dunkin’ Donuts with a frickin’ drive-thru. It’s also connected to a Baskin Robbins, so we could order donuts, ice cream, and coffee all at one time.

    Kirkkitsch – Mmm…Sourdough Jack…Mmm…Antenna balls…

    Ken – Yes, thank goodness I didn’t try any Bruce Lee moves. I would hurt myself more than I would hurt anyone else, because I’m not very flexible.

    Webmiztris – SONIC!!! That’s another place I have yet to eat at. I keep seeing their commercials on television and I keep yearning for one of their drink combinations. It seems to be Sonic good.

  6. mrsmogul says:

    I am voting for you in the blog war! THiS IS COOL!!!!!!

  7. ~Moi~ says:

    Sorry!

    I always thought it was a regional type place….

    ah well.

  8. pikkelweezel says:

    The Sante Fe Salad at Arbys ROCKS!

  9. marvo says:

    mrsmogul – Thanks. Also, thanks for handing my ass to me in our Blog Explosion blog war.

    ~Moi~ – That’s okay. It could be worse. Some people actually don’t believe we’re the 50th state.

    pikkelweezel – Mmm…Arby’s.

  10. Thr4ll says:

    You know, I’ve never been to a white castle. We don’t have them here. I hear they’re alot like Krystal. Do they have cool nicknames for white castle burgers like they do for Krystal burgers? Some of my favorites are “Stoner’s Turkish Delight” (All hail CS Lewis) and “Gut Bombs”.

  11. Pearl says:

    May I introduce you to someone of similar interests? http://bottom-feeder.blogspot.com/

  12. Pearl says:

    Pardon me; poor scanning skills on my part. I see you’ve already been acquainted. (going back to the silence from whence I came)

  13. k@os says:

    Ha! I live right next to that Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins.

  14. marvo says:

    Thr4ll – We don’t have White Castles here either, but we don’t have a lot of things here.

    Pearl – Yup, I know Bottom Feeder. Well I don’t KNOW him. I know OF HIM.

    k@os – So that means you’re also really close to Porn Heaven…I mean, Diamond Head Video?