Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

This simple chopped Thai chicken salad has BIG flavors - peanut, lime, soy, chili, cilantro. Topped with a homemade peanut dressing! Healthy and fresh. #Chocolate #food #Dessert #Vegan #Healthy

This simple chopped Thai chicken salad has BIG flavors - peanut, lime, soy, chili, cilantro. Topped with a homemade peanut dressing! Healthy and fresh. #Chocolate #food #Dessert #Vegan #Healthy


INGREDIENTS:
SKINNY PEANUT DRESSING:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons EACH: low sodium soy sauce and honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice (see notes)
  • 1 birdseye chili, chopped (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons EACH: minced garlic, minced ginger, and fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil (colorless, flavorless)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

SALAD:

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 carrots, chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts and chopped herbs (basil and/or cilantro)
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped (greens)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped or shredded
  • 1 large mango, chopped or sliced
  • 1 medium-ish head of cabbage, chopped or shredded

DIRECTIONS:

  • DRESSING: combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor along with 3 tablespoons of water and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust with additional water, I used a total of 4 tablespoons because I prefer thinner dressing here so it coats everything a little better!
  • SALAD: Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. If meal prepping, divide the salad into containers (affiliate link) and the dressing into condiment containers (affiliate link) and refrigerate. If serving immediately, dress the salad and serve.

NOTES:

  • Personally, I prefer to use 3 tablespoons of lime juice because it balances a little better with the sweet mangoes. Feel free to use less if you’d like though!
  • The birdseye chili can be replaced with ¼-½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to preference)
  • Feel free to make this with a rotisserie chicken if you’d like! You can also swap the peanuts for almonds or cashews!
  • To make the prep for this salad faster, I usually use pre-shredded carrots and pre-shredded cabbage from the store. You’ll need about 3/4 -1 full bag of shredded cabbage.