Sesame chicken salad

Sesame chicken salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
300
protein
44g
carbs
14g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
7g
sugar
12g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 85g frozen soya beans
  • 1 large carrot, finely cut into thin matchsticks
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • small handful Thai or ordinary basil leaves, chopped if large
  • 85g herb or baby salad leaves
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

For the dressing

  • grated zest and juice 1 small lime
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce

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Method

  1. Put the chicken in a pan and pour over cold water to cover. Tip the soya beans into a steamer. Bring the pan to a gentle simmer, then cook the chicken for 8 mins with the beans above.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. When the chicken is cooked, slice and toss in the dressing along with the beans, carrot, onions, tomatoes, coriander and basil. Mix really well, pile onto the salad leaves and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2014

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Annie216's picture

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful balance of favours, light yet filling.

emmajstroud's picture
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This was yummy, was worried my fiance would think it was boring and not filling enough but portion size was extremely generous and I had no need to worry. Will become a regular for us, quick, healthy and filling.

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