Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe
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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe

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When my friends and I meet for Sunday get-togethers, this is the one dish they always ask me to make. I don’t mind since it travels well, is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious. —Stacy Reed, Gresham, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 cups torn romaine (about 1 small bunch)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup wonton strips
  • 3/4 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 345 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 519 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Just before serving, add wonton strips and drizzle with 1/4 cup dressing; toss to combine. Serve with remaining dressing. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Asian Sesame Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p20

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"I made a few changes because of personal preference~~ no jalapenos or onions and used sunflower seeds instead of the chopped peanuts. I cooked the chicken on a stovetop grill and used a chicken grilling seasoning. It does make a lot and I can't wait until the next family gathering to make it again!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

""This was so flavorful!" My husband is not a fan of chicken and these were his words. Next time, I might try marinating the chicken (or cooking it differently as I parboiled it). Other than that it was PERFECT."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"We loved this. My family loves Asian inspired foods and this just was the most delicious glammed up way to have chicken ever! We are eating lighter and lots more chicken so a recipe like this is a treasure to me"

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