The combination of sweet honey, salty soy sauce, tart vinegar, bitter daikon radish, and savory chicken make this inspired chicken salad one for the repeat recipe file.
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3 cups (2 x 1/4-inch) strips honeydew melon
3 cups (2 x 1/4-inch) strips cantaloupe
2 cups (2 x 1/4-inch) strips daikon radish
1 cup (2 x 1/4-inch) strips peeled English cucumber
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add honeydew and next 4 ingredients (through green onions); toss well to coat.
Place 2 cups melon mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/2 cup chicken. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cilantro over each serving; top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts. Serve immediately.
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