Citrus and Sesame Crispy Chicken Salad

Refreshing and healthy, a lunch or dinner-worthy sesame crispy chicken salad packed with crunchy, flavorful, and colorful fruits and veggies.

Ingredients

Servings: 4

Sesame Crispy Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 1 pound total
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ⅛ cup sesame seeds
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • crushed red pepper, sprinkle
  • 1 tbsp ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey

Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup cabbage, chopped
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 4 clementines
  • ½ cup wonton strips
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ an english cucumber, cut into long strips

Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • juice of one lime
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

Sesame Crispy Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pound chicken breasts until thin. Coat a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine panko, sesame seeds, kosher salt, and black pepper on a plate. Add beaten eggs to a medium bowl. Coat each chicken breast in the beaten eggs, dredge through the panko mix, pressing until coated on each side, then lay on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of oil then bake until cooked through, 12-15 minutes depending on thickness. In the last minute of cooking, broil until top is golden and remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, and ginger, stirring until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add soy sauce and honey, simmering until thickened, 3-4 minutes. Drizzle over each chicken breast and set aside while you prepare the salad.

Salad

  1. Toss salad ingredients together in a bowl and top with sliced sesame crispy chicken.
  2. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle over salad. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes