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Asian Chicken Salad with Peanuts

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Asian Chicken Salad with Peanuts
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
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Want a main course salad without fussy steps? Stir-fry sauce doubles as dressing in this Asian-inspired cabbage, spinach, and chicken combo.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup rice, white or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted if desired
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 drops dark sesame oil, if desired

Salad

  • 1 lb uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips,
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Chinese (napa) cabbage
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dry-roasted peanuts, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix chicken and 1/4 cup of the dressing; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinate.
  • 3
    In 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Remove chicken from marinade with slotted spoon and add to skillet; discard remaining marinade. Cook and stir chicken 4 to 6 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Remove from heat. Add remaining dressing; stir to mix.
  • 4
    Divide cabbage and spinach among 4 serving plates. Top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with onions and peanuts.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Chinese cabbage is also called napa cabbage. The oblong head has long pale green leaves with white ribs and crinkled edges. Unlike round cabbage, Chinese cabbage has a crisp texture and a mild flavor.
  • tip 2
    Shredded iceberg lettuce can be used in place of the Chinese cabbage.

Nutrition Information

330 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
540mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Want a main course salad without fussy steps? Stir-fry sauce doubles as dressing in this Asian-inspired cabbage, spinach, and chicken combo.
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