Easy Asian Chopped Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
5 from 2 votes

Easy Asian Chopped Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Fresh, healthy and so easy to throw together, this Easy Asian Chopped Chicken Salad with homemade Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette makes a perfect lunch or dinner option.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 786kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

  • 2 small chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce finely chopped
  • 1/2 green cabbage finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped
  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 fresno chili thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

FOR THE SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha more or less depending on spice level
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, carefully add the chicken breasts and return water to a boil. Cover pot with an air-tight lid and remove from heat. Allow chicken breasts to poach for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked. Once cooked, transfer chicken to a plate to cool. Once cool enough to handle, shred chicken breasts with two forks or your fingers and set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl arrange all the salad ingredients and gently toss together. Top with chicken and additional sesame seeds and set aside to prepare the dressing.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and season to taste.
  • Drizzle salad with dressing and toss well to combine.

Nutrition

Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 2157mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 6690IU | Vitamin C: 422.1mg | Calcium: 349mg | Iron: 8mg
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