Warm Sesame Chicken Salad

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Ingredients:
• 1 lb (500 g) chicken breasts
• 1 cup (250 ml) fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
• 1 3/4 cups (425 ml) cornflakes, lightly crushed
• 4 tsp (20 ml) sesame seeds, plus extra to garnish
• 1 tsp (5 ml) chili powder, or to taste
• 2 eggs

Salad:
• 1/4 white cabbage
• 1/2 chicory
• 2 heads endive

Herb dressing:
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh oregano
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh tarragon
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar
• 5 tbsp (75 ml) olive oil
• 1 tsp (5 ml) clear honey
• pepper to taste

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally, then cut lengthwise into strips.

2. Place breadcrumbs, cornflakes, sesame seeds and chili powder in plastic bag and shake to mix well. Break eggs into shallow dish and beat lightly.

3. Dip chicken strips, one at time, in egg, then drop into plastic bag, a few at a time; shake to coat evenly with sesame seed mixture. As chicken strips are coated, transfer to two nonstick baking sheet in single layer.

4. Bake chicken strips 15–20 minutes, turning pieces over halfway through baking time.

5. Meanwhile, for salad, finely shred cabbage and place in large mixing bowl. Pull chicory and endive leaves apart and tear large ones into smaller pieces. Add to mixing bowl.

6. In small screwtop jar, shake herb dressing ingredients. Season with pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.

7. Divide salad among 4 individual plates and pile cooked chicken pieces on top. Garnish with more sesame seeds, then serve.

Serves 4

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