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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Recipe: Asian Style Chicken Salad {+ A GIVEAWAY!}

Healthy Asian Chicken Salad with Marinated Chicken Breast and Honey Sesame Dressing Recipe - low fat, gluten free, clean eating friendly, grain free, paleo

It's now February and we're soaking up every last second of summer by having as many barbeques and picnics with our family and friends as possible.

For the last two weeks, we've been sharing our favourite Asian Inspired Barbeque recipes thanks to our friends at Chang's who make it easy to create authentic Asian food at home. First there was our Asian Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing, followed by these delicious Asian Inspired Chicken Burgers with Creamy Mayonnaise and Asian Slaw and today I wanted to wrap up the recipes with a giveaway and this delicious Asian Chicken Salad Recipe (with the most amazing Healthy Asian Marinated Chicken Recipe!)

Gluten Free Asian Chicken Salad with Marinated Chicken Breast and Honey Sesame Dressing Recipe - low fat, gluten free, clean eating friendly, grain free, paleo

The salad is the perfect mix of colours and flavours with fresh carrot, purple and white cabbage, baby spinach leaves, shallots and a deeeeeeeeelicious honey sesame dressing with a touch of orange juice for sweetness and that perfect salty sweet balance. 

Healthy Asian Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe - low fat, gluten free, clean eating friendly, grain free, paleo

The chicken marinade is one that is so easy but so impressive - with a mix of orange juice, honey, rice wine vinegar, Chang's gluten free soy and Chang's sesame oil for an incredible flavour hit and a sticky, caramelised coating.

But let me share this delicious recipe with you! {PLUS the giveaway!}


Low Fat Asian Chicken Salad with Marinated Chicken Breast and Honey Sesame Dressing Recipe - low fat, gluten free, clean eating friendly, grain free, paleo

Asian Style Chicken Salad with Marinated Chicken & Honey Sesame Dressing
serves 2-4 | low fat, gluten free, refined sugar free, clean eating friendly 

For the Asian Marinated Chicken:
2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced as desired 
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp orange juice
  • Combine your marinade ingredients in a medium container and add in your chicken breast.
  • Leave to marinate for at least one hour (or simply leave to marinate overnight before your barbeque!) to soak up all of the flavours. 
  • Grill on a hot barbeque or non-stick frying pan until cooked through - cooking about 1-3 minutes a side, depending on the thickness of your pieces. Cook for as long as needed to cook through your chicken.
For the Honey Sesame Dressing:
2 tsp honey 
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 

2 tbsp orange juice 
Pinch freshly grated ginger (optional)
  • Mix together all of your dressing ingredients and set aside ready to dress your salad
For the Asian Salad Base:
1 small red cabbage, shredded
1 small green cabbage, shredded
~3 cups baby spinach, left whole or chopped
2 large carrots, julienned or peeled into strips 
1 shallot/green onion, finely sliced
Optional: fresh orange segments or other vegetables of your choice
  • Mix together all of your salad ingredients, adding dressing and chicken if desired or leaving as is and allowing your guests to put together their own salads.
Win an Ultimate Summer 
BBQ Prize Package From Chang's!

Want to create your own Asian inspired dishes? All you have to do to enter for a chance to win this awesome Summer BBQ Prize pack is;

  1.  Like both the Chang's and Southern In-Law Facebook Pages
  2. Leave a comment on this post on our Facebook page, tagging the friends you'd love to invite to your Healthy Asian Inspired Summer Barbecue!
You must be a current liker of both the Southern In-Law & Chang's Facebook pages in order to enter and be chosen as a winner. Entries close 7/3/15 at 11:59PM EST

See more recipe ideas and find out more about Chang's products at www.changs.com. Changs have a huge range of products with over 30 gluten free products as well as must-have sauces and noodles for all of your Asian inspired dishes.

But tell me, what's your favourite summer salad combination?
My ultimate summer salad combo is a watermelon and feta salad, however, I'm a big fan of creating what we like to call "kitchen sink salads" and throwing together whatever we have in the fridge that sounds delicious!

5 comments:

  1. Killing it with the Asian recipes! This is such a perfect dish!

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  2. Haha, thank you lovely girl! Jesse keeps joking that I need to work on my kung fu skills now that I've perfected GF Asian Cuisine ;)

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  3. Looks so fresh and delicious thanks for the inspiration

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  4. It's my pleasure, Amanda! You'll have to let me know what you think if you try it!

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  5. Entered. Fingers crossed!

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