Quick Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe

for a Protein-Packed Lunch

Enjoy a quick, delicious lunch with this quick Sesame Chicken Salad. It’s packed with protein and fresh flavors, perfect for a nutritious midday meal.


• 2 pre-grilled chicken breasts, cooled and cut into strips (rotisserie chicken works great)
• 4 cups mixed salad greens
• 1 bell pepper, chopped
• 1 shallot, chopped
• 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

For the Dressing:
• 2 tablespoons sesame oil
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar


• Prepare the Salad: In a large salad bowl, toss together the mixed greens, shallot, cucumber and bell pepper .
• Add Chicken: Distribute the grilled chicken strips evenly on top of the salad greens.
• Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, honey (or maple syrup), and rice vinegar until the mixture is well blended.
• Dress the Salad: Drizzle the dressing over the salad and grilled chicken, tossing lightly to ensure all ingredients are coated.
• Garnish: Sprinkle sesame seeds over the salad just before serving.


• Enhance your salad with additional ingredients like chopped carrot or chopped nuts for extra crunch.
• For a spicier kick, add a drizzle of sriracha or a sprinkle of chili flakes to the dressing.
• This salad is best enjoyed fresh but can be refrigerated for a quick grab-and-go option.

This Grilled Chicken Sesame Salad combines the savory flavor of grilled chicken with the freshness of mixed greens and vegetables, all tied together with a tangy sesame dressing. It’s a perfect, easy-to-make high-protein lunch option. My favorite ready to eat chicken for this salad is the Trader Joe’s Grilled Chicken Strips.

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