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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

This Asian Sesame Chicken Salad features sweet mandarin oranges, tangy dressing and nutty sesame-crusted chicken with crunchy sliced almonds and snow peas!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon + ¼ cup sesame seeds, divided
  • 8 oz raw boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1-ounce strips
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 12 cups lettuce, I used a mix of butter lettuce and green leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix, the dry shredded cabbage & carrot mix, undressed
  • 1 cup chopped snow peas
  • 1 cup canned mandarin oranges packed in water, drained
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil with the rice vinegar, soy sauce, water, crushed red pepper flakes and ½ teaspoon of sesame seeds. Stir or whisk together to combine and set aside.
  • Place the chicken strips in a gallon zip-top bag and add the flour. Seal the bag and toss until the chicken is coated. Place the beaten egg white in a shallow dish and the remaining ¼ cup of sesame seeds in another shallow dish. Remove each chicken strip from the bag and dip it in the egg whites to coat all sides, then transfer it to the sesame seeds to coat with seeds.
  • When all the chicken pieces are coated with seeds, pour the remaining 2 teaspoons of sesame oil into a large skillet or saute pan and bring to medium heat. Add the sesame-coated chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes, flipping about halfway through, until chicken strips are cooked through. Remove from heat.
  • *To build each salad, place 3 cups of lettuce into a bowl and add ½ cup of coleslaw mix, ¼ cup chopped snow peas, ¼ cup mandarin oranges and a tablespoon of sliced almonds. Slice two strips of the sesame chicken and place on top. Stir the dressing to combine and drizzle the salad with two tablespoons of dressing.
  • *Build each salad to serve! If you’re serving all the salads at once then feel free to just mix everything together and divide into four servings. If you’re only serving one or two salads, dress the ones you’re serving and store the components separately and the remaining dressing in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
321 calories, 18 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 19 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 20 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Salad dressing adapted from The Panera Bread Cookbook