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.