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Spicy Chicken Salad

A healthy and flavorful salad that's perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Tender chicken is seasoned with a spicy blend of spices, then served over a bed of greens and topped with a tangy dressing.

Tasty Team
97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Spicy Chicken Salad

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups water (480 mL)
  • 1 cup sake (240 mL)
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 scallions, green parts only


  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 fresh cilantro

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 723
  • Fat 25g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 56g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium-size pot, add the chicken breast, water, sake, sliced ginger, and scallions, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, flip the chicken breast over and put the lid on top of the pot. Turn off the heat and leave the pot sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Chill in the fridge.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well.
  4. On a plate, arrange the sliced tomatoes, julienned cucumbers, and sliced chicken breast.
  5. Top with cilantro and drizzle with sauce.
  6. Enjoy!
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Spicy Chicken Salad