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Zesty Chicken Salad


This light dish has a crunchy texture and a flavorful ginger-lime dressing.

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  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, April 2006


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked chicken breast, (1 cup)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced lengthwise into 2-inch strips
  • 2 ounces snow peas, ends trimmed, thinly sliced lengthwise (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced crosswise


  1. In a small bowl, combine oil, lime juice, soy sauce, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small airtight container; set aside.

  2. Combine chicken, bell pepper, snow peas, and carrot in a separate airtight container.

  3. Refrigerate chicken salad and dressing separately until ready to serve, up to overnight. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing.

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