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Easy Asian Chopped Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
5 from 5 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
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 786kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 small chicken breasts - cooked and shredded
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce - finely chopped
  • ½ green cabbage - finely chopped
  • ½ small red cabbage - finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper - seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper - seeded and sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro - chopped
  • ¼ cup mint - chopped
  • ¼ cup basil - chopped
  • 1 English cucumber - sliced
  • cup roasted cashews
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 fresno chili - thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

FOR THE SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE

  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ lime - juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoon 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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