Sesame chicken salad

Sesame chicken salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre7g
  • protein44g
  • salt1g
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  • 2 skinless chicken breast
  • 85g frozen soya bean
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 1 large carrot, finely cut into thin matchsticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 4 spring onion, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 140g cherry tomato, 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



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce


  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.

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Comments (2)

Annie216's picture

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

emmajstroud's picture

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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