Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast on Asian Salad
The chicken for this salad may be warm, right off the grill, or refrigerated and served later chilled.
1/2 cup white rice vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup dark Asian sesame oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
TO COMPLETE RECIPE
2 to 3 (1 pound) Gold'n Plump® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup snow peas, stems and strings removed
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin orange segments, drained
1 can (5 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl. Transfer 1/3 cup of dressing to a zip-seal plastic bag to use for marinating chicken. Refrigerate remaining dressing in a covered container to use later for the salad.
Add chicken to plastic bag and seal. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, for at least 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours.
When you are ready to cook, prepare grill. Position grill rack about 6 inches above coals.
Remove chicken from bag and discard dressing that was used for marinating.
Place chicken on grill rack over glowing coals. Grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked.
Meanwhile, heat a small saucepan of water over high heat. When it comes to a simmer, remove from heat. Add snow peas; let stand for about 30 seconds or until color brightens. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Toss together snow peas, bean sprouts, Mandarin oranges, and water chestnuts in a large bowl. Add 1/3 cup of reserved dressing and toss again.
To assemble salads, cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange snow pea mixture on plates; top with chicken. Drizzle chicken with remaining dressing.
Be sure to use dark, amber-colored sesame oil made from toasted sesame seeds rather than light-colored sesame oil. The light oils are extracted from raw sesame seeds and lack the distinctive strong flavor and aroma.
Nutritional information may change when substituting your chicken product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw before cooking.
3 teaspoons jarred garlic may be substituted for minced fresh garlic.
- Serving Size
- PER SERVING
Calories from Fat44%
- DAILY VALUE
- DIETARY EXCHANGES
- Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.