Sesame Chicken Garden Salad

Sesame Chicken Garden Salad Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Dress a double batch of this light but satisfying dinner with the sesame dressing. The flavors get even better overnight in the fridge, and leftovers make a gourmet on-the-go lunch.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


1/2 cup reduced-fat sesame dressing
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (6-oz.) package regular baby or French baby carrots, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 (4-oz.) package fresh sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
3 radishes, thinly sliced
2 boneless deli-roasted chicken breasts, sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients; reserve 3 Tbsp.

2. Cook carrots in boiling salted water to cover 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add peas; cook 2 more minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

3. Toss together dressing, carrot mixture, cucumber, and radishes. Top with chicken and cilantro. Drizzle with reserved 3 Tbsp. dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 2 days.

Note: We tested with Ken's Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing.

Vanessa McNeil Rocchio,

Southern Living

March 2014
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