Sesame Chicken Salad

Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 97 mg
Calories 486
Caloriesfromfat 53 %
Carbohydrate 8 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Fat 29 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 4 mg
Protein 48 mg
Satfat 6 g
Sodium 695 mg


2 small carrots, peeled
2 5-ounce bags baby spinach
1 small red onion, sliced into thin circles
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Boneless, skinless meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup sesame oil


Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrots into long, thin ribbons. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, spinach, onion, sesame seeds, and chicken. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, and oil. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss, and serve.

Tip: Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat, shaking the pan constantly for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch them carefully as they burn easily.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

May 2005
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