Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette
Staff Writer

Holly Clegg

Leftover chicken turns into a powerful chicken salad with a touch of Asian flavor.

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Ingredients

For the Asian vinaigrette

  • 2  Tablespoons  seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  honey
  • 1  Tablespoon  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1  Tablespoon  grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  sesame oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • Dash of  crushed red pepper flakes

For the chicken salad

  • 2  Cups  cooked, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/3  Cup  chopped green onion
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped red bell pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

For the Asian vinaigrette

In small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. 

For the chicken salad

In bowl combine the chicken, green onion, parsley, and bell pepper. Toss with the Asian vinaigrette and almonds before serving.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
108mg
36%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
122mg
29%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
62mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
338mg
48%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
392mg
26%
Water
83g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Salad Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Salad Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Chicken Salad Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfnadel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken.