Herbed Asian Chicken Thighs and Sesame Crunch Salad

Herbed Asian Chicken Thighs and Sesame Crunch Salad
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35
  • Servings: 4.0

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About this Recipe

Tender and spicy chicken thighs served over a fresh spring salad popping with crunch from multigrain croutons, peppery radishes and cool cucumbers all drizzled with Asian sesame vinaigrette.


1 Package Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
.33 cup (80 mL) Chopped fresh basil
.33 cup (80 mL) Chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp (15 mL) Freshly grated ginger root
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) Red chili flakes
2 tbsp (30 mL) Fish sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) Soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) Vegetable oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) Brown sugar
Salt and pepper
1 Dempster’s® OvenFresh™ Baguette, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
.25 cup (60 mL) Olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper
8 cups (2 L) Mixed baby greens
4 Radish, thinly sliced
1 Cucumber, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) Rice vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) Vegetable oil
1 (15 mL) Soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) Lime juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) Honey
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) Sesame oil


PLACE chicken thighs into a large re-sealable plastic bag. Whisk together remaining marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Seal bag and gently massage marinade into the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 30 min.

PREHEAT oven to 375°F (190°C). Place bread in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Set aside to cool.

PREHEAT barbeque to medium-high. Lightly coat the grill with non-stick cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade. Grill chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until nicely browned and the internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C).

TOSS together greens, radishes, cucumbers and croutons in a large salad bowl. Whisk together vinegar, oil, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, garlic, sesame oil and pepper and drizzle over salad.

IMMEDIATELY serve salad with chicken.


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