Sesame-honey chicken salad – Recipe

Sesame-honey chicken salad

This spicy Sesame-honey chicken salad ia a crunchy salad that is low on fat but full of flavour – perfect for a healthy dinner.

Each serving provides 216kcal, 26g protein, 14g carbohydrate (of which 13g sugars), 6g fat (of which 1g saturates), 2g fibre and 0.9g salt.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, cut into fine matchsticks
  • 1 bunch of spring onions, shredded
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, halved, de-seeded and cut into matchsticks
  • ½ Chinese lettuce, finely shredded


  1. Cut the chicken into thin strips and mix with the honey, vinegar and soy sauce. Leave to marinate in a non-metallic bowl for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken over a high heat with any marinade for about 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, leaving some cooked marinade in the pan to use as the salad dressing.
  3. To serve warm, toss in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients and eat immediately. To serve cold, leave the cooked chicken and marinade to cool and then toss with the remaining ingredients.