This one is super quick. Grab your favorite store brand Asian salad and while you’re at it some of the Gardein Seven Grain Tenders. We find this is the best faux-chicken item in their line up. It cooks up great in the air fryer and its also fantastic as a salad topper.
For this salad, I coated them in Maruso Soy Sauce during the latter half of air frying, this made for a really enjoyable sweet, umami crisp finish.
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