Monday, August 22, 2011

Sesame Chicken Salad

I love the flavor of this salad. If you don't have a food processor, chop everything finely for similar results.

Sesame Chicken Salad

3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo
4-5 carrots
1 cup sugar snap peas
2 chicken breasts, cooked (any method)

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp fresh crushed ginger

Cook orzo until al dente. Drain. Set aside.

Use food processor to shred carrots, sugar snap peas, and chicken. Combine with orzo.

In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Lightly toast sesame seeds. Add to wet ingredients.

Combine garlic and ginger in a saucepan with a small amount of oil. Stir and cook until fragrant. Add to wet ingredients.

Combine wet ingredients with vegetables, chicken, and orzo. Chill thoroughly.