Asian Chicken Salad Bowl
This bowl is super refreshing – put the dressing in a separate container and take it with you.
for the salad
1/2 head Napa cabbage, finely sliced
1 head bok choy, finely sliced
1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
handful of cilantro, chopped
handful of toasted sesame seeds
for the chicken
2 boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts
8-10 black peppercorns
2 sprigs of cilantro
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in half
1 medium stalk celery, cut in half
for the dressing
1 small clove of garlic, peeled and finely grated
one 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon light agave nectar
1/2 tablespoon water
1/2 tablespoon spicy toasted sesame oil
1. For the chicken: Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of a wide pan over medium high heat and add enough water to cover by one inch. Add the aromatics and bring the water to a boil, then immediately turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, turn off and let the breasts sit in the water for about another 15 minutes. When cool, pull the breasts apart into shreds, as thick or thin as you like, and set aside.
2. Place all dressing ingredients except the sesame oil into a small mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil to combine.
3. Place all the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken, pour the dressing over the top and mix.
This dish feels like a carbo load but is completely grain free. Add whatever vegetables you have on hand, or try adding cooked chicken or fish. Depending on the size of your cauliflower, you will probably have leftover cauliflower "rice." Save this and use it for the cauliflower black...