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Sesame Green Bean Chicken Salad

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Crispy-tender green beans, delicate shredded chicken, a creamy addictive sesame dressing: this simple, deliciously healthy and flavour-packed salad makes a perfect, almost-effortless summer meal. Although you can find green beans in supermarkets all year round, there’s nothing like plump, fresh green beans in summer. I used 3 chicken thighs for the recipe, but you can use chicken breast, or leftover roasted chicken. Try to shred the chicken the same size as the sliced green beans for the best texture. This salad tastes the best after chilling for an hour in the refridgerator, but if you are short on time or can't wait that long, serve it immediately.

  • 350 g Chicken thigh or chicken breast
  • 2-3 slice Ginger
  • 1 Scallion, chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 400 g Green beans, trimmed
  • 35 g White sesame seeds, toasted
  • 60 g Mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 Lime, juiced or plain rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  1. In a medium saucepan, add the chicken thighs or breast, ginger, scallion and enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the water begins to boil, lower heat immediately to a gentle simmer, cover partially with a lid and cook for 15 minutes for the thighs, and 10 minutes for the breast. Turn off the heat, cover completely with lid, and leave on the stovetop for another 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in green beans into boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Fill a bowl with ice water. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the green beans to the ice water to cool completely. Drain well.
  3. Cut the green beans lengthwise into thirds on a slight diagonal. Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate.
  4. For the dressing, coarsely grind the sesame seeds, leaving some whole. In a small bowl, combine ground sesame seeds, mayonnaise, soya sauce, lime juice or rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and 1/3 teaspoon sea salt. Stir until smooth.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool completely. If you are short in time, just cool it in a bowl of ice wate. When chicken is cool enough to handle, pat dry, then finely shred the meat with 2 forks. The shreds should be similar in size to the sliced green.
  6. Add the shredded chicken and all of the dressing to the chilled green beans. Toss gently until coated. Cover and chill for an hour before serving.

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Tom 13/8/21 02:39

..I should try this, I just picked beans from my garden today!

J.P. Alexander 13/8/21 03:02

Nunca los he hecho de esa forma. Gracias por la receta.

bread&salt 13/8/21 05:06

I am sure that Sesame seeds make it better. Looks really different and tasty.

DEZMOND 13/8/21 10:13

I do like anything with word mayo in it. For some reason green beans give me tummy-ache, but I do love yellow string beans and usually eat them steamed just with a bit of garlic and vinegar and oil.

Margaret D 13/8/21 12:21

That looks delicious and I do love beans.

Rose world 13/8/21 12:39

I love green beans. Usually just stir fry with eggs, super tasty and satisfying. 😃

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 13/8/21 14:24

what a nice spin for beans I love the sesame salad with chicken idea!

Kitchen Riffs 13/8/21 15:44

I know I've mentioned this before, but we really like main course salads, and this one is a beauty. Such nice flavors! Really inspired -- thanks.

[Reply] 13/8/21 15:48

What a unique chicken salad, and the dressing sounds wonderful!

Nancy Chan 13/8/21 16:02

This is delicious. I love sesame dressing. I think hubby would enjoy this salad.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 13/8/21 18:28

This salad has my name written all over it! I have a weird love of green beans and chicken salad is a regular go-to for my lunches! However, I never thought to combine the two - GENIUS!!! This looks SO delicious!! I absolutely can't wait to try this!!!!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 13/8/21 18:28

This recipe for Green beans is beckoning me to prepare them. Chicken salad is perfect for this time of year when beans are so plentiful. Angie, another thing, I can't find your 'print" button; do you have one please?

Bernadette 13/8/21 19:36

A very tasty way to eat your vegetables.

Pam 13/8/21 20:09

YUM! I love green beans with sesame.

Pedro 13/8/21 21:33

Delicious salad. Congratulations!

savorthebest 13/8/21 22:18

Great timing! I have a load of green beans in the garden, this looks perfect.

David 13/8/21 23:00

Angie, That is a great looking salad and I love the ingredients too. The problem is that I can't get my better half to eat green beans! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Evelyne CulturEatz 13/8/21 23:14

And I have fresh green beans right now. I should think to make delicious salads with them, like this one!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 14/8/21 00:37

We love fresh green beans and this looks so light and wonderful! Your dressing sounds really tasty too!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 14/8/21 04:11

I made something very similar to this today, only instead of using green beans, I used bean sprouts. Still, most of the other ingredients were the same. Next time I’m going to try your version. It looks delicious.

eileeninmd 14/8/21 11:16

Hello Angie,
I love green beans, this recipe sounds yummy. The chicken, ginger and sesame are all delicious. Thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Marcelle 15/8/21 17:57

My goodness, this a fresh and gorgeous summer meal! That creamy sesame sauce truly does look addictive!!

foodtravelandwine 16/8/21 02:06

Great salad and a wondeful summer dish!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

MunatyCooking 16/8/21 08:18

This salad looks so filling and can replace a meal!

Sherry's Pickings 16/8/21 12:42

i love all these flavours angie. and this sounds healthy too. sesame seeds are fabulous and good for you. a great salad.

Raymund 18/8/21 01:35

I tried something similar but using black sesame beans that has been turned to paste. I love the nutty sweet flavours of it

tigerfish 19/8/21 00:28

Made Goma (sesame) dressed spinach before, so I know this is very flavorful with enticing aroma.

claire 21/8/21 23:12

This salad looks and sounds so yummy! I like green beans very much and I have a few recipes for them :-)

babYpose 30/8/21 05:11

Very appetizing mix, yes for chilling requires patience. Love crisp-tender bean salad like this.

Noob Cook 22/9/21 11:28

What a nice salad, I like green beans (same as French beans) but never cooked it this way before.


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