Soy Chicken with Sesame Salad

Soy Chicken with Sesame Salad

An asian inspired salad. If you haven't tried a sesame dressing like this before, give it a go!


  • The night before, create the soy sauce marinade by:
    • Place the soy sauce and sugar in a small saucepan.
    • Over a gentle heat, slowly reduce the mix, stirring regularly until it reaches a thick liquid like the consistency of double cream.
    • Cool completely, it will be then the thickness of golden syrup.
    • Rub the chicken with the concentrate, make sure they're well coated.
    • Marinate overnight in the fridge.
  • When ready to cook, first make the Sesame Salad Dressing:
    • Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until turned a light golden colour. Make sure they don't burn. Set aside into a bowl and let cool.
    • Place the sesame seeds into a pestle and mortar, crush to make sure they're all crushed.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Put a grill plate (or frying pan, or BBQ) onto a medium heat whilst you prepare the salad.
  • Place the chicken onto the griddle plate, turn occasionally and use a digital temperature probe to cook until perfect (70c).
  • Just before removing the chicken from the pan, dash some more liquid smoke and plenty of lime juice over the chicken, then remove from the heat.
  • Prepare the salad, then toss through with the dressing.
  • Serve with plenty of chopped fresh coriander over the top.


  • The chicken really should be marinated at least 12 hours in advance, so get that prep done!

Soy Chicken Marinade Ingredients

Chicken Breast
Soy Sauce
6 tbsp
Liquid Smoke
2 tsp, highly dependant on brand
White Sugar
2 tbsp
1/2 tsp

Sesame Salad Dressing Ingredients

Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp
Toasted Sesame Oil
2 tsp
2 tbsp
Rice Wine Vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp
1 tsp
1/8 tsp

Salad Ingredients

small punnet
1 whole, sliced lengthways
5, half moon sliced
Red Pepper
2, long slices

Recipe Information

  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions
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