Asian Chicken Salad

I made this salad for a birthday celebration yesterday for someone who is eating gluten free.  However, this salad is delicious no matter what kind of diet you are following.  It's great to serve on a hot day and we sure are having hot days!  This is the never ending summer with constant temps in the 90's and high humidity. I am ready for Fall.

    Dressing and Marinade
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp finely minced ginger
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Salad
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of diced kale
  • 2 medium carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, diced
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp toasted white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 pound cooked gluten free spaghetti

  • For the marinade:
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, ginger, oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha and 1/2 tsp salt. Add chicken breasts to a large resealable bag and add 3 Tbsp of the marinade mixture, reserving remaining. Seal bag and rub marinade over chicken, then transfer chicken to refrigerator and let rest at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 day. 
  • For the dressing:
  • Add red wine vinegar and whisk to blend. 
  • For the salad:
  • Heat a grill and cook the marinated chicken.  Set it aside and let it rest for about 10 minutes and then slice it into strips.

Place all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing.  Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
I happened to be grilling some marinated salmon at the same time so i scattered flakes of the grilled salmon over the top.


Anonymous said…
I must remember to buy chicken next time I go to the store, this is too yummy to miss!

I can't say I like the weather we're having here but it is better than 90F and high humidity :-)

have a great day despite the heat and humidity!

Those temps and that humidity would kill me.
Guillaume said…
Looks as delicious as it is healthy. I love Asian chicken.
You said sesame seeds, I'm in. YUM. YUM. I'm ready for autumn breezes too. And pumpkins and everything that goes with the season.
Susan said…
I could live on this!
chickpea678 said…
This is on my to make list! FYI, soy sauce and hoisin sauce often have gluten in them!