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Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet

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Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet

Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet - Refined Asian flavors make this light salad irrestible

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Health Score:
9,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr
Ready in
Calories:
545
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The exotically spiced salad improves strength with the chicken breast beinf rich in white and the leaf spinach providing iron, which is needed for the transport of oxygen in the blood. Vitamin B1 and magnesium help against stress and are also found in considerable amounts.

Cold pressed, unrefined safflower oil is particularly recommended for salad dressing (vinaigrette), as it contains a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids, which balance cholesterol levels, and particularly high levels of vitamin E, which neutralises free radicals.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie545 kcal(26 %)
Protein31 g(32 %)
Fat36 g(31 %)
Carbohydrates21 g(14 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8.5 g(28 %)
Vitamin A0.8 mg(100 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E9.1 mg(76 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin20.6 mg(172 %)
Vitamin B₆1 mg(71 %)
Folate129 μg(43 %)
Pantothenic acid1.5 mg(25 %)
Biotin17.6 μg(39 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C64 mg(67 %)
Potassium1,430 mg(36 %)
Calcium219 mg(22 %)
Magnesium124 mg(41 %)
Iron5.2 mg(35 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc2.6 mg(33 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.1 g
Uric acid253 mg
Cholesterol67 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
7 ounces
5 tablespoons
4 ounces
½
1 bunch
6 sprigs
½
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
5 ounces
baby Spinach
1 tablespoon
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

1.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 1

Rinse chicken breast thoroughly, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.

2.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Fry chicken on each side for about 3 minutes. Then pour in hot water, to just cover bottom of skillet with liquid. Cover and cook for an additional 4 minutes over medium heat, pouring in additional water if necessary. Remove chicken from pan and let cool on a plate.

3.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 3

Drain water chestnuts and chop coarsely.

4.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 4

Peel the Asian pear if desired, or rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. Remove seeds and cut into cubes.

5.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 5

Trim scallions, rinse, drain and cut into thin rings. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck and chop coarsely.

6.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 6

Squeeze lime. Whisk together peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add sesame oil and remaining oil.

7.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 7

Cut chicken breast into cubes. Mix scallions, cilantro, diced pears, water chestnuts and half of the vinaigrette and let stand for about 20 minutes.

8.
Asian Spinach Salad with Chicken Fillet preparation step 8

Meanwhile, trim spinach, rinse and spin dry. To serve, mix spinach with remaining dressing. Transfer to plates and top with chicken. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately.