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black bowl with the shredded celery root salad with chicken and carrots

Sesame Chicken Celery Root Salad

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5 from 4 reviews


This sesame chicken salad is wilt-free and loaded with shredded celeriac (or celery root.) This make-over contains no lettuce which means it makes a killer lunch tomorrow too!


Units Scale
  • 2 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 large celery root, peeled (about 1 pound to 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (see Recipe Note)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (preferably Thai basil), or cilantro
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and grated with a Microplane, or finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, dark or amber (or agave)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari, coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Shred carrots and celery root on a box grater or with the grating attachment of a food processor. Combine the carrots, celery root, chicken, and basil in a large salad bowl.
  2. Combine garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, tamari, sesame seeds, ginger, salt, and pepper in a jar and shake to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Divide among 4 large plates to serve.


To cook chicken: Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir to dissolve. Add 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts and return to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, turning occasionally to make sure it cooks evenly, until the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool, at least 20 minutes before shredding.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 712 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 32 g
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