Sunday, January 2, 2022

Asian Ginger Chicken Salad for the 8th Day of Christmas #SundayFunday

This easy and delicious salad chock full of Asian flavors is so tasty and filling that your family won't even realize how nutritious and healthy you are starting off their New Year.

Asian Ginger Chicken Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Main Course Salads today.......

The holidays are nearly over.  It is a New Year and our minds drift back to the past 2 years and the havoc wreaked on our bodies by this pandemic that seems to keep roaring it's head in different forms.  

Our thoughts naturally turn to making this year healthier, safer and more relaxed for ourselves and our loved ones.  We vaccinate, we get our boosters, we try to spend as much time outdoors as weather permits, perhaps getting our exercize in while doing so.

Salad and Wine

And we work on keeping our bodies nourished and chock full of all the vitamins, antioxidents, and nutrients needed to keep our immune systems strong.  

Eating a rainbow and incorporating more vegetables into your diet is a great way to accomplish this. Pair it with a crisp bright glass of Riesling and you have brought feelings of warmth and sunshine to the table.

 I've asked my fellow Sunday Funday Bloggers to join me in sharing delicious and nutritious main dish salads that satisfy both body and soul.  Let's see how they are starting off the New Year.....

Entrees, Salad, Chicken, Miso, Ginger
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Asian Ginger Chicken Salad

Asian Ginger Chicken Salad

This amazing main course salad is full of umami from the miso and crunch from the snow peas and cabbage. The chicken is moist and flavorful and so good that no one will even realize how nutritious it is.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 c. Miso Paste, divided
  • 1/4 c. peanut oil, divided
  • 2 t. ginger paste, divided
  • 1/4 lb. snow peas
  • 1 1/2 T. lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 scallions, cut into thin 1" julien strips
  • 1 (16 oz) bag shredded coleslaw mix


  1. Combine 2 Tablespoons of miso and 2 Tablespoons of the peanut oil with 1 teaspoon of the ginger paste.
  2. Clean and trim the chicken thighs and make 1/4" slashes across them. Massage the miso mixture all over the chicken thighs and set aside.
  3. Heat a grill pan over med high heat. When hot, add the chicken thighs and cook about 4-5 minutes per side until nice grill marks appear and the chicken is cooked through. Place onto a cutting board and set aside.
  4. Place a small saucepan of salted water on high heat and bring to a boil. Add the snow peas and cook for about 30 seconds until bright green. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Slice lengthwise into strips. Set aside.
  5. Cut the chicken into thin slices.
  6. Place the remaining miso, peanut oil and ginger into a large bowl, season with salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add the snowpeas, scallions, coleslaw and chicken. Toss until evenly coated and serve.


Adapted from a recipe found at Food & Wine.


  1. I have yet to cook with miso and really need to remedy that! This salad sounds wonderful.

  2. I love absolutely everything about this salad, Wendy! And aside from the chicken thighs, I have everything I need to make it right now. (I'll sub chicken breasts and shred some cabbage and carrots for the slaw mix.) Can't wait!

    1. Great, the original recipe actually called for breasts but I had thighs LOL.

  3. Wendy, I've yet to try out recipes using miso. Hear it adds so much umami to any Asian dish. A healthy and hearty salad.

    1. It really does Mayuri just be careful when adding salt because it is salty.

  4. Beautiful post and so true all you said. Recipe looks delicious. Happy New Year to you and your Family !

  5. I have yet to try using miso, must try this salad, it looks delicious and filling. Happy New Year to you and your family Wendy!


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