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Chicken and Rice Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing

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With a ginger, sesame, and lime dressing, this colorful salad is packed with flavor! Enjoy it for an easy dinner or lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 363kcal

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts

For the dressing:

  • 3 ½ tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2470IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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