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Oriental Chicken Salad with Lentils


For 4 Person(s)

Oriental Chicken Salad with Lentils

  • 2 cups dry USA lentils, rinsed
  • 1 qt water
  • 2 tbsp minced scallions
  • 2 cups seeded and julienned cucumber
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp garlic chili paste
  • 2 tbsp dark sesame oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast, julienned


In a medium saucepan, combine lentils and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, cover and chill.

Combine scallions, cucumber, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, chili paste and sesame oil in a bowl. Mix well.

Add dressing mixture to lentils. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange lettuce leaves on serving plates. Arrange the chicken over lettuce then spoon lentils over chicken.