Poultry Salads

Hibachi Sesame Chicken & Ginger Dressing

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hibachi chicken

It’s like going to the hibachi restaurant without all that added pressure of trying to catch the shrimp in your mouth…


For the Salad

  • romaine lettuce, 2-3 heads, chopped
  • thinly peeled carrots and cucumbers

For the Dressing

Whizz in food pro until well combined.

For the Chicken

  • oil or fat, for the pan
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons wheat-free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Juice of 1 lemon

In large skillet, add your oil of choice over medium-high heat. Add chicken and leave it for a bit. Don’t mess with it, you want it to get crispy. Keep an eye on it, and after about 2-3 minutes add 2 T of the tamari and the juice of half the lemon, drizzle it around evenly. Once that starts to dry up and the chicken is getting brown and crispy on one side (approx. 5 minutes) toss the chicken to cook the other side. After 2-3 minutes repeat the process of drizzling the remaining tamari and juice of the other lemon half. After approximately 5 minutes continue to stir the chicken until cooked evenly on all sides. Once cooked through remove from heat and add sesame oil and sesame seeds and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve lettuce, carrots, and cukes topped with chicken and dressing.

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    June 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    This was a good recipe! Fast too. It makes a lot of dressing. I probably should have halved it. I added diced up mangoes and even my picky toddlers ate the chicken. I’m a huge fan of chicken thighs lately. Super yummy.

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    June 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    This was awesome! The whole family loved it, including a 12 and a 14yr. old.
    The dressing is delicious and makes a lot which is the best part. My daughter took it to school for her salad today. I will probably double the amount of chicken the next time for the 4 of us.

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    June 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Awesome! Thank you! The whole family loved it, including both toddlers.

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    June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Yup – exactly what Sonja said – ‘cept mine are 5, 8 and 11… And the extra dressing went on MY salad for lunch the next day!

    I always cooked my ginger with the food in the past. No more – raw is really yummy!

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    May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    This looks sooooo good, can’t wait to try it.

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    March 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Recipes sound and look great but it would help if you would post the calories and carb counts as well on this site.

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