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Sesame Chicken Salad

Sesame Chicken Salad

Difficulty: Easy, Cook Time: 15 Minutes, Calories: 224, Servings: 6 Servings, Core Ingredient: Chicken

Description: Quick and easy Asian restaurant-style chicken 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!

Try this recipe and give us your feedback in the comments below.

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