Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Marinade and dressing:

  • ¼

    cup soy sauce

  • 3

    Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

  • ¼

    cup canola oil

  • 2

    Tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1

    Tbsp sesame oil

  • 1

    tsp sriracha sauce

  • 1

    tsp kosher salt

  • 2

    large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, pounded thin

  • ¼

    cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼

    cup finely chopped green onions (white and green parts)

  • Salad:

  • 1

    lb Napa cabbage, very thinly sliced

  • 2

    carrots, grated

  • 3

    green onions, thinly sliced and cut on the diagonal

  • cup freshly cut cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

  • ½

    cup slivered almonds, dry toasted

  • 1

    tsp white sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1

    tsp black sesame seeds, toasted.

Directions

Marinade: Whisk together the soy sauce, ginger, canola oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and salt to make the marinade. Put the two chicken breasts in a gallon sized zip-top bag and add 3 - 4 Tbsp of the marinade to the chicken. Allow the flattened chicken breasts to marinade 30 minutes. Dressing: To the reserved marinade, add in the 1/4 cup each of red wine vinegar and sliced green onions. Grill the chicken: To a hot grill pan add the marinated chicken breasts. cook them about 4 minutes per side or until there is no signs of pink and juices run clear when pierced with a small, sharp knife. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and allow them to rest 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, cut them crosswise into 1/4" inch thick slices. Salad: In a large bowl, add the cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro, half of the sesame seeds, and half of the almonds. Add the chicken and mix together. Add just enough of the dressing to coat the salad lightly and toss together. Serve: Distribute salad to 4 - 6 plates. Re-whisk the dressing and drizzle a little over each salad. Garnish with the remaining almonds and sesame seeds on each salad.


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