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Asian Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe

Asian Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe

"Though we don't usually care for Asian food, this delightful salad is the exception!" says Marlene Roberts from Moore, Oklahoma. "It's an easy dish for a busy weeknight dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash ground ginger
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (6 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine 4 teaspoons sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, salt, cayenne and ginger; shake well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a small skillet, saute chicken in remaining oil until golden brown; set aside and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine the spinach, carrot and onions. Shake dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat.
  • 3. Divide chow mein noodles between two plates; top with salad mixture and chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 451 calories, 28 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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