Did you know you can get the flavors of your favorite Asian takeout without leaving your house AND without all the grease?! Consider Light and Fresh Asian Salad a well-balanced diet miracle! Leafy greens are tossed together with refreshing cucumbers, juicy mandarin oranges, crunchy wonton strips, salty cashews, smooth edamame, and juicy, tender chicken! Go ahead and drop those keys. You’re staying home tonight. But wait… all that gets tossed in a tangy, sesame-infused dressing that will make you want to lick the bowl. Eating in, let alone healthily, never tasted so out of this world! Light and Fresh Asian Salad is redeeming unbalanced diets and empty wallets everywhere!

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Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and pounded to even thickness
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

For the salad:

  • 6-8 cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/3 cup edamame, shelled
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup wonton strips
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • sesame seeds, to taste

Directions

Step 1 –Season both sides of the chicken with the salt and the pepper.

Step 2 –In a greased skillet over medium heat, cook the chicken until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F, about 5-6 minutes per side.

Step 3 –Transfer the chicken away from the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes prior to slicing.

Step 4 –While the chicken rests, in a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, the vinegar, the salt, the sugar, the garlic powder, the sesame oil, and the ground ginger

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Step 5 –In a bowl, toss the lettuce, the red peppers, the edamame, the mandarin oranges, and the cucumbers.

Step 6 –Divide the salad between 4 plates.

Step 7 –Top the plates with an equal serving of the chicken.

Step 8 –Top the salads with the wonton strips and the cashews.

Step 9 –Drizzle the salads with the dressing and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Step 10 –Serve.