An easy and healthy weeknight answer to the dreaded “what’s for dinner” question. Amp up store bought salad with a few simple steps and a delicious protein that turns that bag of veggies from a side dish, to your main course.
- one bag of asian-inspired salad mix (sesame-ginger is the one I purchased. Save the crunches that come in the bag, discard the dressing)
- 4 wooden skewers (soaked for an hour in water to prevent burning)
- 1 chicken breast, cubed
- 1 cup prepared satay sauce
- 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
- 1/4 orange pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 lime, quartered
- sesame-lime vinaigrette (see below)
- In a medium bowl add the chicken breast and satay sauce. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
- Add the chicken to 4 skewers evenly, and broil on high for 4 minutes on one side, flip and continue until juices run clear (or another 4 mins or so)
- In the meantime prepare the Sesame Lime Vinaigrette (recipe below).
- In a large salad bowl, add the lettuce from the salad mix along with the cilantro, 1/4 cup green onion and peppers.
- Immediately before serving add the dressing and mix well. Divide onto 4 plates.
- Top each plate with 1/4 of the salad crunches that come in the mixed salad bag, a chicken skewer, 1 tsp sesame seeds & green onion. Serve with the quartered lime wedge.
Keywords: asian, salad, chicken, dinner,