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Sesame Chicken Salad

Real Simple MAY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 97mg
  • Calories: 486
  • Calories from fat: 53%
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 48mg
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 695mg

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Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe