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Asian chicken salad with ginger sesame dressing

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Asian chicken salad with homemade ginger sesame dressing is a great, easy-to-throw-together salad for one of those days when you have too much spinach, some leftover chicken, and too many other odd veggies at your disposal. Combining all these ingredients together with a flavorful, sweet and sour Asian dressing turns this salad into a restaurant-quality addictive meal! It’s healthy, lean, and easy, and it takes only 30 minutes to prepare, at most. Highly recommended!

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I love the concept of a chicken salad because it is great for putting any leftover chicken to good use, or utilizing that bland tasting, over-cooked, over-boiled chicken that you don’t want to eat. Any chicken will do here: boiled, fried, shredded, rotisserie chicken, etc.

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All vegetables are finely chopped to ensure that you’re getting a little bit of everything with each bite. The ginger sesame dressing is out of this world and is very easy to make from scratch if you have basic Asian ingredients in your pantry. When made from scratch, it’s better than anything bottled up!

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I also love how bright and colorful the salad looks, especially after you apply the dressing!

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Asian chicken salad with ginger sesame dressing

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Asian chicken salad with ginger sesame dressing

Ingredients

    Salad dressing:
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon powder ginger
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • Salad:
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves, washed, and dried
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 of a whole red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken, sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients, except for sesame seeds, and using only 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Whisk until emulsified. Taste your dressing and add another 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, if desired, to make it saltier. Add 2 tablespoons sesame seeds to the dressing and mix them in.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, except for 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and chicken. Add the salad dressing to the salad and toss - do not add all salad dressing at once: you might not need all of it. Add just enough salad dressing to coat the salad ingredients.
  3. Serve the salad in the individual serving bowls and top with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and sliced chicken.
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  • Sarah & Arkadi March 12, 2014, 11:16 pm

    i love the vibrant colours of this salad! also am a fan of asian salads!

  • ela@GrayApron March 13, 2014, 4:18 am

    ….I can almost reach that beautiful salad through my screen. I should eat more salads 🙂 ela

  • Ashley March 13, 2014, 9:52 am

    What a great sounding salad! And it’s gorgeous too! I particularly love the sound of that dressing – love the fresh ginger in it!

  • suzanne Perazzini March 14, 2014, 5:11 am

    What a beautifully colourful and healthy meal. Just lovely.

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 14, 2014, 9:58 am

    Your pictures just get more and more gorgeous Julia! Love the bright colors and the combination of flavors sounds amazing.

  • Deb March 14, 2014, 12:37 pm

    What a splendid salad! The dressing is bursting with flavor and just the perfect match for the refreshing salad!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen March 14, 2014, 10:13 pm

    The perfect lunch salad or light dinner for spring and summer! Love that ginger sesame dressing. I’m drooling! Such beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing, my friend. Already pinned!

  • Danny March 22, 2014, 11:11 am

    This salad looks beautiful! I love finding new ideas to make salads taste yummy. 🙂

  • Dawn @ dawnoffood April 27, 2014, 10:55 am

    Such lovely photographs of an amazing salad!! Can’t wait to try!

  • Lindsay Kittleson July 23, 2014, 12:40 pm

    This is one of my favorites, I love your take on this dish and especially like your pictures. Adding ginger to the dressing was a great idea, I’m definitely going to try that! I posted a similar recipe on my blog, Tomato Boots, take a look and let me know what you think! http://bit.ly/1pG45UX

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