Sesame Chicken Slaw Recipe for Chinese New Year

Sesame Chicken Slaw Recipe for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is held in late January and/or early February, depending on the lunar calendar. Although the celebration goes on for about 2 weeks, Asians everywhere traditionally hold a reunion dinner with their families to start the celebration out with a fabulous feast. Whether you’re Asian or not, it’s fun to celebrate with good Chinese food. You can, of course go to your favorite Chinese restaurant, but it’s more fun to stay in and cook something wonderful. The following Chinese Sesame Chicken Slaw is quick, easy, and delicious. It can be served as a quick main dish or as an accompaniment to several other Chinese main dishes.

6 Servings

2 tablespoons Yoshida's Sauce, or your favorite similar Asian marinade-type sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cleaned, trimmed of all fat and veins, and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced

2 tablespoons Yoshida's Sauce, or other Chinese marinade

1 16 oz. package coleslaw mix
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced julienne
3 chopped green onions

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Whisk together or blend the dressing ingredients; set aside.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the chicken and ginger; stir-fry 2 minutes, add the Yoshida's sauce, and continue to stir-fry until the chicken is white.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the dressing; let cool slightly while preparing the vegetables.

  5. Mix the coleslaw mix, red peppers, and green onions; stir in the chicken mixture with dressing and sesame seeds.

  6. Toss and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 121
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 45% Protein 31% Carb. 25%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 332 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17 g %
Sugars 10 g
Protein 21 g

Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 103% Calcium 0% Iron 8%

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