Difficulty: Easy,Â Cook Time: 15 Minutes, Calories: 224,Â Servings: 6 Servings,Â Core Ingredient: Chicken
Description: Quick and easyÂ Asian restaurant-style chickenÂ salad with sesame seeds which have a delicious nutty flavor.
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Salt And Pepper
Olive Oil, For Grilling or Sauteing
2/3 cups Olive Oil
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup White Vinegar
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp. Minced Fresh Ginger
1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar (more To Taste)
Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
10 Ounces Mixed Greens
1/2 whole Red Onion, Sliced Very Thin
1 cup Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved
1 can Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp. Black Sesame Seeds
To make the dressing: Put olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes into a blender. Blend until completely emulsified. Taste the dressing and adjust to your taste.
Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and heat olive oil in a skillet. Cook the chicken on both sides over medium heat until it is golden brown on the surface and is totally cooked through. Remove from heat, allow to rest for 5 minutes, and cut into cubes.
Place the cubed chicken into a bowl and pour 1/3 of the dressing over it, tossing to coat. Allow to sit for a few minutes, then sprinkle both colors of sesame seeds over the chicken and toss so that the seeds stick to the chicken. Add more seeds if you prefer a thicker coating.
To assemble the salad, place the salad greens, sliced onion, and the halved tomatoes in a large bowl. Pour on half the remaining dressing, reserving the rest if you’d like more, later. Toss to coat. Arrange chicken, mandarin oranges all over the greens. Serve immediately.
Note: Wait until just before serving to toss the salad!
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