Sesame Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing
Can we talk about quick meals for a second. While I would love nothing more than spending a good part of the day cooking a nice meal for my family, the reality is I usually don’t have a lot of time. You know how the story goes….work, kids’ schedules, appointments…and the list goes on and on. Fresh salads are a perfect solution for those busy days when a fancy sit down dinner “just ain’t happening.”
I enjoy salads for lunch or dinner. They’re quick, they’re nutritious and they’re budget friendly. Sesame Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing is one of my routine favorites. Grilled chicken, dried cranberries, crunchy lo-mein noodles are served over fresh greens and drizzled with a delicious Honey Sesame Dressing. This recipe was inspired by my favorite salad one of my favorite lunch hangouts called the Rustic Grille . This is my take on their salad.
I not big on bottled salad dressings. I much prefer to make my own. They taste so much better and are so simple to make. This Honey Sesame Dressing also makes a perfect dipping sauce for chicken nuggets.
One of the great things about salads is their versatility. You can basically add or eliminate any ingredient you like. Love cucumbers, then add more. Hate carrots, then substitute them with another favorite vegetable of yours. Salads are also a perfect way to clean out the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator.
What are your lunch or dinner plans for today? Give this Sesame Chicken Salad a try. I bet your family will love it!
- 2 chicken breasts grilled and sliced
- 3 cups Romaine Lettuce chopped
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup Craisins
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds
- 3/4 cup Lo Mein Noodles
- Honey Sesame Dressing see recipe below
- In large bowl, or two smaller bowls, add romaine, carrots and cucumbers.
- Top with sliced grilled chicken and then top with the Craisins, almonds and Lo Mein Noodles.
- Drizzle with Honey Sesame Dressing.
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- In a glass bowl, combine all ingredients together and whisk until well incorporated.
- Serve over salad or as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets.
We are trying to eat more salads and this salad looks like it might be a hit, looks so good. I am pinning this for later and will make sure to give it a try.
YUM! You are making me hungry! Can’t wait to try this salad. The dressing sounds delicious.
Oh em gzus! This looks so delish!!!
This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely adding this to my list of MUST TRY recipes!
I was just complaining to my husband the other day that I was tired of having the same stuff on my salads! This is an awesome new take on grilled chicken and I’m definitely going to pick up the ingredients to make it! Thank you!
Looks so delicious! I love salad season!! Pinned for later. Feel free to pop by and share your recipe with my readers at my party if you like. Have a great weekend!!
I love salads especially when I just don’t have time for a big fancy dinner! That dressing sounds so delicious!
This is the kind of salad I love, and that dressing does sound so good for dipping nuggets…or eating from a spoon…
YUM! I definitely want to try that dressing. Sounds delish!
This is the perfect quick diner – this salad looks amazing! Love it!
We love salads, especially from the gardens baby greens, cannot wait for spring! This is a great recipe, I am pinning it for later. We just had salad bar at home the last few days, this will be a great addition to our meal list. Thanks.
This looks great! I’m really loving the toasted almonds 🙂
Looks so good thanks for sharing at the party! Pinned & shared. I hope we get to try your recipe soon. See you again soon! Don’t forget to drop by to see this week’s features and share again.
I don’t like mayo. As in it won’t ever exist in my house kind of don’t like. What alternative ingredient could I use?