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Gwyneth's Chinese chicken salad

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  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Makes2 Servings
Gwyneth's Chinese chicken salad

Gwyneth's Chinese chicken salad recipe Photo by Ditte Isager

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Try this crunchy, refreshing salad. Packed with protein and Asian flavours, it's as tasty as it is pretty.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces fresh ginger, coin-sized

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 6 green onions, 2 crushed and 4 cut into matchsticks

  • 1 small star anise

  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 skinless, bone-in chicken breasts

  • 1 romaine heart, finely shredded

  • 2 heads endive, finely shredded

  • handful snow peas, cut into matchsticks

  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped cilantro

  • 1/4 tsp minced red chili, optional

  • 1/8 tsp toasted black sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Combine ginger with garlic, 2 crushed green onions, star anise and five-spice powder with water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 5 min. Set a steamer above the mixture and steam the chicken breasts for 45 min. Set the chicken aside until its cool enough to handle, then shred the meat with your fingers, discarding bones.

  • Combine chicken with remaining 4 sliced green onions, romaine, endive, snow peas, carrot, cilantro, chili and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Toss with as much Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing as you like.


Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 222, Protein 38g, Carbohydrates 10g, Fat 3g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 121mg.

Try this crunchy, refreshing salad. Packed with protein and Asian flavours, it's as tasty as it is pretty. Serve with Chinese chicken salad dressing.

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