Asian Salad With Sesame Crusted Chicken

asian salad with sesame chicken
This salad is actually much simpler than it looks, and it's so good! I like to think it's pretty healthy as well :)

Asian Salad With Sesame Crusted Chicken(adapted from Epicurious)

FOR THE CHICKEN
Ingredients
6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 lb total)
2 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup sesame seeds (we used a mixture of black and white seeds)
3 Tbs peanut oil
Pepper to taste

Preparation
If chicken breasts are more than 1/2 inch thick, put them between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound with flat side of a meat pounder or with a rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick.

Whisk together egg in a shallow dish. Put sesame seeds in another shallow dish. Put flour, salt, and pepper into a third dish. Dry the chicken on paper towels. Dip first in flour, salt and pepper mixture, then in egg, then in sesame seeds.

Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Reduce heat to moderate and cook 3 pieces of chicken, turning over once with tongs, until coating is golden and chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Remove any browned sesame seeds from skillet, then cook remaining chicken.

FOR THE DRESSING
Ingredients
1 shallot
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 Tbs toasted sesame oil
2 Tbs fish sauce
Preparation
Toss all ingredients in a salad dressing container.

FOR THE REST OF THE SALAD
Ingredients
Baby spinach
Sliced almonds, lightly toasted
1 red pepper, roasted and skinned

Instructions
Toss spinach, roasted red pepper, toasted almonds and slices of the sesame chicken with the dressing. Enjoy! 

Comments

Raquel.Erecipe said…
wow, the chicken is the big attraction here. I like the black and white sesame seeds, Salad is the best and one of the
Nutritious for me =)
Terri said…
the perfect easy healthy delicious dinner!
Megan said…
That salad looks fantastic! I've been obsessed with sesame seeds lately.
Jimmy said…
Mmmm. :) They serve something like this in a japanese sushi bar nearby. Tried it once. Couldn't stop trying it afterwards. :D Thanks for the recipe, a lot!

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