This Asian Chicken Salad is big on flavor and makes an easy weeknight meal! The leftovers (if there are any!), make a great lunch, too!
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Today, I am welcoming Emily from Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt to share a recipe for #EatHealthy16. After you grab the recipe, be sure to head over to her blog and enter the awesome Blendtec giveaway for a chance to win! 🙂
Hey Everyone! I’m Emily from Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt and I am so excited to be here sharing a recipe for Asian Chicken Salad! If you have not checked out my blog before I’m Emily and I live in the Nashville area with my husband, our two dogs and soon to be little girl (due in May!). I love to blog about delicious recipes (a lot of pasta), crafts, DIY home improvement and often my favorite tv shows.
Since pasta is my weakness I try to come up with some healthier options to put into our meal rotation. Salad isn’t really high on my list but I am trying to like it more. Now don’t get me wrong, I could eat like a pound of Olive Garden’s salad but aside from that I have some trouble liking salads. But for my husbands sake I try to make some good salad recipes and enjoy them! It’s also great because he can take the leftovers and have a healthy lunch! For this Asian Chicken Salad I loved the flavors because I’m a big fan of anything in teriyaki sauce, what about you?
For the chicken
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions
For the salad
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
- 1 large carrot, julienned
- 1 cup snow peas, chopped
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 3-4 fresh Mandarin oranges, peeled and divided into segments (or substitute 1 can (15 oz.) Mandarin oranges in water, drained
For the vinaigrette
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, ginger, and garlic. Place chicken in a shallow dish and pour the soy sauce mixture over the top. Cover and set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.
- Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Drain and discard the marinade. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook chicken on the prepared for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the juices run clear. Remove from grill and allow to rest while you prepare the rest of the salad.
- Arrange and divide the salad ingredients on individual plates.
- Prepare the vinaigrette by combining all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well. Set aside.
- Cut the chicken into strips or cubes and place on top of the salad.
- To serve, drizzle each salad with prepared vinaigrette.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 1476mgFiber: 8gSugar: 27gProtein: 69g
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I love all of the veggies you can pack into a salad, especially since I’m eating for two these days and becoming even more conscious about what I eat. Do you have a favorite salad recipe? I’m always on the hunt for a new one to add to our meal plan!
Thank you Jamie for having me today! I hope you guys will stop by and visit me at Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt for delicious recipes, fun crafts and tv musings!
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