Packed full of flavor this Sesame Chicken Salad mixes of crisp vegetables, smoky grilled chicken, crunchy noodles and fresh herbs with sesame.
Keyword baked chicken, cabbage, grilled, make ahead, picnics, potlucks, sesame
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Servings 6large servings
Author Tristin Rieken
1bottletoasted sesame dressing14 ounces
4mediumchicken breastsboneless, skinless
¼headred cabbageabout 2 cups sliced
½headsavoy cabbageabout 4 cups sliced
2mediumcarrots1 cup grated
½bunchfresh cilantroabout ½ cup chopped
4largefresh basil leavesabout ¼ cup chopped
1cupcrispy chow mein noodles
Pour sesame dressing in large plastic storage bag, reserving ½ cup for later. Add chicken breasts, cover with sauce, seal and marinate at least 1 hour up to overnight.
Start grill or preheat indoor grill pan. Grill chicken until thoroughly cooked and opaque throughout, about 10 minutes per side.
Let grilled chicken cool at least 5 minutes before chopping.
Add chopped chicken to a large bowl and coat with ¼ cup of the reserved sesame sauce and sesame seeds.
Whisk olive oil into remaining sesame sauce to make the dressing.
Mix sliced cabbage, carrots, scallions, and herbs together. Then, top with chicken, dressing and chow mein noodles before serving.
Shred leftover or rotisserie chicken and cover with sauce to make it even faster! Store chicken, dressing, noodles and salad mix separately and combine just before serving for the longest lasting, freshest flavor.