Sesame Chicken Salad #SRC

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Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe via

If you like Asian flavors as much as we do, I think you’re really going to love this recipe I found on Curious Cuisinere for Sesame Chicken Salad, which is my July pick for the Secret Recipe Club (#SRC).

Sarah is the hard working writer, photographer and recipe developer behind the scenes at Curious Cuisinere, and I’ve been reading and following her blog since I’ve become a member of the #SRC, roughly 4 years ago.It took me awhile to settle on this recipe because Sarah has hundreds of wonderful ones to choose from, and her blog is extremely easy to navigate!

But, in the end when there is a choice to be made between Asian flavors and anything else, Asian flavors always win out. No contest!

Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe via

I adapted Sarah’s original recipe by making an Asian inspired dressing for the coleslaw instead of making a pan sauce, and also by using that dressing as a dipping sauce for the chicken. Other than that, I followed her recipe and instructions for breading and frying the chicken. The lightness of this batter is incredible, and surprisingly it only takes two simple ingredients; egg whites and cornstarch.

The only thing negative I encountered was some excessive spitting and sputtering of the hot oil as the chicken was cooking but I’m pretty sure that was because I used too much oil. Oh well, I guess I didn’t follow Sarah’s instructions all that well, so don’t be like me, and use what the recipe calls for! *wink*

Servings: 4      Prep Time: 15 minutes      Cook Time: 15 minutes

For the slaw:
3 cups shredded cabbage
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 medium red onion shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
dash red pepper flakes

For the chicken:
2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
4 egg whites
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
honey to drizzle
sesame seeds to garnish

-Place the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Mix.
-Meanwhile in a medium bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy.
-Pour half of the dressing over the slaw and mix well to combine. Refrigerate the slaw and the remaining dressing until ready to eat.
-Whisk together the egg whites and cornstarch until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
-Place the cut up chicken into the egg white mixture and stir to coat each piece.
-Working in batches, in a large, high sided skillet over medium high heat, carefully pan fry the chicken pieces in the oil on both sides until deeply golden in color. *Note – have a spatter screen handy in case of spitting and sputtering oil.
-Remove the cooked chicken to a paper towel lined plate to continue pan frying the remaining chicken.
-To assemble the salad, place some of the slaw in the bottom of a bowl and top with the cooked chicken.
-Drizzle the chicken with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
-Serve and enjoy!

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe Sarah. This will be one I’ll use time and again as my entire family loved the light fresh flavors. It’s a perfect salad for the hot summer months!

Speaking of Asian flavors, please allow me to share with you my sushi lovers painted wine glass 😉

Sushi Lovers painted wine glass via
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To see all the other delicious recipes from July’s #SRC members, please click on their links below.


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Until we eat again,


  1. Love this recipe and also love it doesn't contain soy sauce which my oldest is allergic too!

  2. Hi Renee, First let me comment on the recipe….what a great choice, I cannot wait to give it a try. Now let me tell you those glasses are just adorable. I am leaving this page right now and going over to your art page!!

    • Well, I could not figure out how to enter a comment, so I resort to replying to yours, Wendy 😉

      Great recipe, but I really fell in love with your sushi painted glasses, so cute!

  3. This chicken sounds delicious!! The glasses are absolutely beautiful! You are so talented!!! Great pick this month 🙂

  4. This looks absolutely incredible!!

  5. Is it dinnertime yet? Great SRC pick!

  6. Yum!! I love Chinese Chicken Salads and this one looks amazing! That sushi glass is sooooo adorable!!

  7. I love this, so yummy! I'd absolutely bring this for lunch. 🙂

  8. I also love Asian flavors so I'm all over this!

  9. This looks amazing! I will definitely have to make this salad! Love Asian inspired foods!

  10. This is a salad I can get behind!

  11. That looks soooooo delicious!! Fabulous pick!

  12. Mmmmm looks terrific!

  13. This is the most perfect summertime dinner. I love sesame chicken. This looks way healthier than my take out. Happy Reveal Day!

  14. I love Asian inspired salads!

  15. I love Asian flavours, and I know we would really enjoy this dish. Love the Asian inspired dressing you chose for your slaw, and that you used the same dressing for a dipping sauce. Cute glasses too, by the way 🙂

  16. I really wish I wasn't allergic to sesame oil because this looks amazing!

  17. Looks so delicious and your sauce sounds wonderful!

  18. YUM! This looks sooo delicious! I really dig Asian flavors so this would be a perfect weeknight dinner for me!

  19. Oh my yumminess! This salad looks just fabulous! Thank you, THANK you for making such an amazing SRC pick! I can't wait to make it myself 🙂

  20. That wine glass is pretty! I have an uncle that loves all things sesame, he'd love this.

  21. Thanks for your lovely words Renee! I'm so glad you loved the recipe. (And thanks for reminding me about this one. We need to make it again soon!) Your chicken salad looks amazing!

  22. what a great idea for a salad! I love this!

  23. This looks delicious! I will definitely need to try it. Also, love that glass!

  24. Loving the look of this Sesame Chicken Salad and your Sushi Painted Wine Glass is great!

  25. I am definitely saving that – it looks like a PERFECT meal! What a fantastic pick this month for SRC!

  26. What a great pick this month! I'm trying more and more Asian dishes, and love this one!

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