Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sesame-Crouton Asian Chicken Salad

Sesame-Crouton Asian Chicken Salad

1/2       cup McCormick® Sesame Seed                                        
1/4       cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2       cup soy sauce, room temperature
2          teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot
1          can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated original breadsticks (12 breadsticks)
2 1/2    cups cubed cooked chicken
2 1/2    cups broccoli slaw or shredded broccoli
1          cup chopped cucumber
3/4       cup julienne carrots (from 10-oz bag)
1/2       cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4       cup finely chopped red onion
1/4       cup Fisher® Cashews, Halves and Pieces, coarsely chopped
1/2       cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
1/3       cup cider vinegar                                         
1/2        to 1 teaspoon sesame oil
3           tablespoons sugar                                           
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook sesame seed over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted. Remove from skillet to plate to cool.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, beat butter, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of the gingerroot and 2 tablespoons of the sesame seed with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Carefully unroll dough into 2 rectangles. On each of 2 ungreased cookie sheets with sides, place 1 rectangle; press into 8x6-inch rectangle. Spread with butter mixture. Using pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 6 breadsticks, then cut each breadstick crosswise into 8 pieces.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes, rotating cookie sheets halfway through baking, until crisp. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss chicken, broccoli slaw, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, onion and cashews. In container with tight-fitting lid, shake olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and remaining soy sauce, gingerroot and sesame seed until well blended. Just before serving, pour dressing over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Add croutons; stir lightly.


  1. Mmm I am going to have to try this one.

  2. I love asian salads. This is ON MY LIST!
    thanks as always, Jason.
    Peace and good.