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Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Even though it has been raining daily, the days are getting hotter, so I have been making simple salads and cold dishes these days. This chicken salad with creamy sesame dressing is refreshing and just right as a light lunch to beat the heat.

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Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing Recipe


Chicken Breast (Before Steaming)

I used a boneless & skinless chicken breast. As it is uneven in thickness, I made deep slits on the thicker parts without cutting all the way through. Then I placed the chicken on a few slices of ginger, drizzle a spoon of sake and sprinkle some salt over the chicken.

Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing Ingredients

Chicken Steaming Liquid

As I love a light-weight creamy sauce, I am using Japanese sesame sauce (goma dare だれごま) as the base and not on its own. The goma sauce was combined with low-sodium soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and a few spoons of steamed chicken liquid.

Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing
This is my sesame salad dressing. It has a full-bodied taste but a less creamy texture than usual.

Shredded Chicken
I shredded the chicken when it is cooled.

Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing (Ingredients)
While the chicken was steaming, I sliced some Japanese cucumber and cut the cherry tomatoes.

Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing Recipe
Assemble the salad.

Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing Recipe
Pour the salad dressing and toss to coat evenly.

Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing Recipe
I ate this as a light lunch. It can also be served as an appetizer or side dish.

2 comments on “Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing”

  1. So appetizing! I like dressings made with sesame or peanut sauce.

  2. 天啊!I also made something similar (just have not posted yet). A little sesame oil goes a long way. Yumm!

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