April 12, 2008

Sesame Chicken Salad


Ingredients:
2 cubed poached chicken breasts or about 2 cups leftover roasted chicken
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 cup diced snow peas
1 small bunch green onions, sliced
salt
white pepper

Directions:
In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, sesame seeds and the sesame oil. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, salt, white pepper, snow peas, celery, and green onions. Stir in the mayonnaise and make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
My thoughts:
Chicken salad is a classic way to use up leftover chicken but it can be a little boring. I've been utterly obsessed with sesame and sesame seeds lately and thought they might be just the thing to perk up my salad. And they were, they transform a simple dish to something totally company worthy. And don't forget the snow peas! They add a great little crunch and burst of freshness.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful! I love sesame seeds too. I think black sesame seeds might look interesting in this too.

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  2. Looks good Rachel! Love the sesame and pea pods. It's funny how we get on to something and have to try it numerous ways. I am on a buttermilk thing.

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  3. Looks yummy! Thnx for sharig the recipe!

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  4. I'm regretting that the last of our roast chicken went into chicken enchiladas not 20 minutes ago. If I'd seen this post first I would have held out a little chicken to make this. Too bad, because this looks like a perfect lunch.

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  5. It must be the season for chicken salad. I love chicken salad but it can be a little boring if you don't spice it up a little. You're looks great! Take a look at mine when you get a chance: http://foodisyummy42.blogspot.com/2008/04/curried-chicken-salad.html

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  6. This looks really really good. :)

    I have tagged you...I hope you do not mind.

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  7. What a great use for leftover chicken, this recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

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  8. That sesame chicken salad looks nice ans simple and tasty!

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  9. As a fan of all (most - to be honest) things chicken salad, this is one for the go-to recipe arsenal! Thanks!

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  10. I love chicken salad, but I agree that it needs a re-creation. Well done.

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  11. I've been drooling for days just looking at your chicken salad photo. I think Phase 1 of South Beach Diet does that to me... :D

    I made these today, and OMG, it is SOOOOOO full of flavor!!! I didn't have celery, so I just used what I have - some green snaps and toasted black sesame seeds and of course a few dashes of sesame oil.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! :) I'll definitely be making this again.

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  12. I just made this for lunch today. It was great! Thanks.

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