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Alto Cafe's chicken salad
1 chicken breast, sliced
1 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
juice ½ orange
Salad (amounts to suit)
red cabbage, finely sliced
fresh coriander, chopped
red capsicum, sliced
black sesame seeds
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Marinate chicken breast in hoisin, sesame oil, soy and orange juice for a couple of hours.
In a hot pan toss chicken until brown and cooked through.
Mix salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix chilli sauce and sesame oil together and then pour over salad and toss.
Add shredded chicken and toss again. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe requested by Jan Barron, of Dunedin. Recipe provided by Alto Cafe in Mornington.
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