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Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Category: Salads, Main Dish, Chicken, Healthy Recipes

 Ingredients List

  • Marinade and Dressing:
  • 1/4 C soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 C canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 C finely chopped green onions
  • Salad:
  • 1 lb. Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 C of baby spinach
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (green and white part)
  • 1/2 C cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 C sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


1. Mix together soy sauce, ginger, oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha and salt.
2. Using a meat pounder or a heavy pan pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick)
3. Put chicken in zip to bag and add in 4 Tbsp marinade.
4. Reserve rest of the marinade for dressing. PLEASE be sure it does not come in contact with the raw chicken.

5. To reserved marinade add 1/4 C red wine vinegar, sugar and green onions.

6. Grill marinated chicken breasts in a grill pan or on outdoor grill. Grill until cooked through.
7. Allow chicken to rest for about 10-15 minutes.
8. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices

9. In a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro, half of sesame seeds and almonds.
10. Add desired amount of dressing and chicken and mix together.
11. Garnish with remaining sesame seeds and almonds.

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