Sesame Chicken Salad

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Sesame Chicken Salad

How was thanksgiving people?

Mine was good *rubs tummy*

It was so good for me that I felt guilt stricken and I ended up buying an overpriced box of soup that was supposed to be very healthy and it tasted HORRIBLE. Don’t you just hate it when you spend your moolah on any kind food that seems so good on the packaging? The soup had the calories of a bunch of carrots. Low in calories but poor in taste as well. It was definitely impulse buying after eating that turkey.

When a package of food says,

Fat free

Sugar free

Dairy Free

Cholesterol Free

They might as well had given it for free. The possibilities of it turning out good is 1 out of 10. Don’t ask me how I know these things. All I can say that, experience is the best teacher.

These “healthy food” are never cheap. I don’t mind forking out a couple of additional bucks for something healthy, BUT delectable, and not for something that even my cat would turn away. Ok, wait, I don’t have a cat, but that is not the point I am trying to convey here.

I am very much guilty of buying these so called healthy food. Most of the time, I don’t enjoy them since my palate is not habituated to consume food that tastes like cardboard. If you on the other hand love to eat that kind of food, kudos to you, health freak.

So yeah, Thanksgiving is over and you regretted having 4 slices of that pecan tarts when you already promised to yourself that you would eat 2 slices max, prior to thanksgiving. It happens to all of us, well almost. That is how I roll too. Welcome to my club.

If you wanna start eating something healthier, forget those boxed stuffs. Go FRESH.↓

Sesame Chicken Salad

This rainbow in a bowl is not just healthy, it is delicious too. <3

Fresh.

Crunchy.

Pretty.

Colorful.

Juicy.

Healthy.

Sweet.

Tangy.

Addicting.

I could come up with more adjectives, but It might be Christmas by the time you cease reading this.

Sesame Chicken Salad

This was something I saw on the Pioneer Woman. I have not made a proper salad for quite a while now, so this Sesame Chicken Salad was very welcoming indeed. Yummy and the colors are simply gorgeous! The flavors of the dressing is very Asian as it uses ingredients like sesame oil, ginger and soy sauce. This salad would be amazing with the Lemon Poppyseed Dressing too!

You can literally use whatever you prefer. I just sliced up some lettuce, tomatoes, chicken (waves at the leftover roasted chicken from thanksgiving). Oh, and I added some mandarin oranges to the salad as well. I enjoy them in my salads. There is something about them and they perk up your salad with every bite.

Whenever I consume a bowl of home-made salad, I ask myself what is the need of those crappy boxed food? Nothing comes close to a good bowl of home-made salad. Nothing at all.

Sesame Chicken Salad

Sesame Chicken Salad
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts or rotisserie chicken
  • Salt and black pepper to season
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package of lettuce or mixed greens
  • ½ whole red onion, sliced
  • ½ can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 8 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Put 4 tbsp of olive oil, soy sauce, lemon, vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes into a blender.
  2. Blend until completely emulsified. Taste the dressing and adjust to your taste (More vinegar or brown sugar might be needed)
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a skillet or on a grill pan. Cook the chicken on both sides over medium heat until lightly golden and cooked through
  4. Let cool slightly and cut into cubes.
  5. Place the cubed chicken into a bowl and pour ⅓ of the dressing over it, tossing to coat.
  6. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the chicken.
To assemble:
  1. Place the salad greens, sliced onion,and the halved tomatoes in a large bowl. Pour the remaining dressing over the salad.
  2. Arrange chicken, mandarin oranges all over the greens.
  3. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds if desired.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

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One Comment

  1. ummi says:

    Nampak sedap. Terima kadih kerana sudi untuk kongsi resep.

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