Thai Chicken Salad

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This simple Thai chicken salad has incredible flavors – peanuts, mint, honey and lime. Topped with a delicious homemade dressing. Healthy and fresh.


Pretty much all summer long we have been having BBQ for dinner, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m a bit tired of BBQ. Never thought I’d say that, but I just did!

So for a big change, it’s salad night. Yes, a salad, and a most nutritious and super delicious salad at that. So don’t cringe! Work with me here, there’s chicken in this salad, so it’s not all veggies.

OK, so maybe I lied, I did BBQ the chicken, but you can use roasted chicken, or any leftover chicken you might happen to have. Now I put lots of goodies in this salad, including papaya, bok choy, and broccoli slaw. Doesn’t it sound divine?

The dressing is amazing too, I used juice from 2 limes, peanut butter of course, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, fish sauce because you can’t have Thai food without fish sauce and some red pepper flakes. It was to die for! I’m telling you, this is a grown up salad. This salad is so good you won’t be able to put your fork down. You’ll want to eat this salad over and over, trust me. This salad has my favorite Thai flavors and it truly reminds me of authentic Thai cuisine.

Did I mention this salad is healthy and good for you?


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Thai Chicken Salad
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Serves: 6
For salad
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw about (2 or 3 cups)
  • 1 cup sliced papaya
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 2 cups baby boy choy, chopped in small pieces (2 small bok choy)
  • 1 red chili pepper, diced
  • 4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or cut in small pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • ½ cup peanuts or slivered almonds
For dressing
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss.
  2. In a smaller bowl mix all dressing ingredients together. Pour over salad and toss well.


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  1. Suzanne says

    Hi – What’s broccoli slaw? Not seen that in any stores in the UK… what alternative could I use, please? This looks and sounds delicious and I’d love to try it. Also do you know an approximate calorie count per serving? Thank you. x

  2. Tess says

    Thanks so much for this recipe! It was so delicious and great for a summer meal. It’s definitely a keeper.

  3. Randall says

    Hello from Brussels! Just found your website and have bookmarked about 10 recipes already. I really enjoy cooking and can tell when a person knows how to. Looking forward to trying all 10 ….and more.

    • says

      Broccoli slaw is a variation of traditional coleslaw with shredded raw broccoli stalks substituted for cabbage. You can find it in bags in the produce section, it does not contain mayo or anything just the broccoli stalks and maybe some shredded carrots.

  4. Lisa says

    What a great dish!! I added a bit more peanut butter to increase the nutty flavor in the dressing and served with bamboo shoots and lime wedges! This dish went over so well people left with a copy of the recipe!

    • says

      We didn’t have any leftovers but if you leave some salad without the dressing it should be fine, but I think if you put the dressing on it, it might get soggy.

  5. Sarah says

    This was wonderful! I subbed mango for the papaya, but the flavors were incredible! The crunch was pleasant, and was a great contrast to the chicken. Cheers!

  6. Jen says

    Just delicious! I never looked at broccoli slaw twice before reading this recipe. Great flavour combos. Making this for the 2nd time in 2 weeks – its on its way to becoming a healthy dinner ‘regular’.

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