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Ginger chicken noodle salad

Published: August 18, 2021 at 4:44 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Toss nutty soba noodles, shredded chicken, crunchy sesame seeds and fresh aromatic herbs with a zingy ginger dressing for a high-protein, veg filled lunch

  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal515
fat20.2g
saturates3.2g
carbs43.8g
sugars16.2g
fibre5.5g
high inprotein36.7g
salt1.7g
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Try this cold ginger chicken noodle salad, then check out our chicken satay noodle salad, Thai chicken noodle salad, soba noodle salad and more noodle recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 15g ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 80g soba noodles
  • 160g cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 150g red cabbage, finely shredded
  • ½ cucumber, core removed, and julienned
  • a handful coriander, finely chopped
  • a handful basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Whisk together the vinegar, soy, tahini, ginger, garlic, honey and fish sauce in a small bowl. Continue whisking, slowly streaming in the sesame oil until emulsified. Season to taste and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the noodles following pack instructions. Drain in a sieve and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well again and put in a large bowl along with the chicken, cabbage, cucumber, coriander, basil, half the sesame seeds and half of the dressing. Toss together to coat.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the salad between plates or containers. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, then scatter over the spring onions and remaining sesame seeds. Serve or keep chilled for up to 24 hours until ready to eat.

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