Chicken and Rice Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing
With a ginger, sesame, and lime dressing, this colorful salad is packed with flavor! Enjoy it for an easy dinner or lunch.
For the salad:
1 ½cupsbrown rice
2boneless skinless chicken breastscooked and shredded
1red bell pepperchopped
2tablespoonschopped fresh cilantro
½cupdry roasted peanuts
For the dressing:
3 ½tablespoonslime juice
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
2 ½teaspoonssesame oil
2teaspoonslow-sodium soy sauce
1teaspoonminced fresh ginger
2clovesgarlicminced or pressed
1/8teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
Cook brown rice according to package directions, or follow my recipe for Perfect Brown Rice. Transfer rice to a large bowl and let cool.
Add chicken, bell pepper, carrot, green onions, and cilantro to bowl with rice. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and stir to evenly distribute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve salad at room temperature or chilled, topped with peanuts.