Asian sesame chicken salad

This is one of my favourite salads. I love the sesame flavour and especially the crunchy lettuce. The dressing is really delicious, it has a nice tang – just the way dressing should.” – Alica Ramkirpal-Senhouse, The Inner Gourmet

Asian Sesame Salad with Grilled Chicken
Course: Main Dish
Author: Alica Ramkirpal-Senhouse
For the Dressing
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. salt
For the Chicken
  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts halved, rinsed and pat dry
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2–3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Salad
  • 6–8 hearts of romaine lettuce  or just chop desired amount
  • handful of sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 cup Chinese crispy noodles
  1. Make the dressing: whisk together all ingredients until well blended and set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Make the chicken: season chicken with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; set aside while grill heats up. Grill chicken over medium heat and let it sit for a few minutes to keep in all the juices and seasonings. Cut chicken into strips.
  3. To assemble: place desired amount of lettuce and salad dressing in a bowl and toss by hand.  Add some almonds and Chinese noodles and toss.
  4. Transfer salad to a plate and top with grilled chicken; sprinkle on some sesame seeds for a finishing touch.

Recipe by Alica Ramkirpal-Senhouse

The recipe Asian Sesame Salad with Grilled Chicken appeared first on The Inner Gourmet.
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