Asian Sesame Crunch Salad

Ready in 20 minutes

Serves 2 people

  • 366 calories
  • 32 g protein
  • 7 g carbohydrates
  • 23 g fat  

Ingredients

  • 4 cups salad mix (w/ shredded cabbage)
  • 8 oz skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp toasted white sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp sliced almonds

Spices/Condiments

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

Preparation

  1. Heat a medium pan to medium heat
  2. Take your chicken breast and place into plastic bag pounding it until thin
  3. Place the chicken on a cutting board and evenly season with pepper
  4. Spray the pan and place the chicken into it cooking for about 4 minutes and flipping to cook another 4 minutes
  5. While the chicken is cooking, finely chop your cilantro and place your greens into 2 large bowls and toss evenly
  6. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove, and on a flat surface cut into thin strips to place on top of your salad
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced almonds to make it look all pretty
  8. Pour your coconut aminos over the salad, mix until well-combined, and enjoy!

This recipe is so simple and utilizes some very traditional ingredients in Asian cuisine. With the umami flavors coming in from the coconut aminos, you get such a satisfying flavor coming from every bite. Alongside the crunchy texture of the sesame seeds and sliced almonds, you’ll most likely devour this in a few minutes.

I know that every once in awhile I really crave some Asian food, and this is perfect to satisfy that. Next time you’re debating on just ordering some takeout from the place down the street, give this recipe a shot. Not only is it likely healthier, but it is likely even tastier!

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