Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad
asian-chicken-salad.jpg This Asian-inspired salad will have you wanting more with the unique  combination of flavors and textures. 

Ingredients
Marinade:

  • ¼ cup lite soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons 5 spice seasoning
  • 6 - 4 ounce chicken breasts

Salad:

  • 6 cups Napa cabbage chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked, shelled edamame

Dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons white vinegar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon lite soy sauce
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons water
  • ¾ cup crispy chow mein noodles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, and seasoning.  Marinate the chicken in the sauce for at least 30 minutes then bake for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Toss the cabbage, green onions, almonds, carrots, cilantro, and edamame together in a large bowl. 
  4. Whisk all dressing ingredients except chow mein noodles in a small bowl.
  5. Add dressing and chow mein noodles to salad and toss together just before serving.  Top salad with sliced chicken.

Serves 6

Nutrition Information
Per 2 cups salad, 1 chicken breast
Calories: 461
Total Fat: 21 g
   Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 591 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
   Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 39 g