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I love this crunchy and fresh Thai Chicken Salad The sweet peanut dressing pairs well with the veggies and chicken. Sweet and Spicy. Mmmm…..one of my new favorite salads for sure, next to CPK BBQ Chicken Salad (Copycat Recipe).
Thai Chicken Salad | With Peanut Dressing
This Thai Chicken Salad is pretty stellar with or without chicken. It has a great crunchy aspect to it and is drenched in this sweet and spicy peanut butter dressing. I love my version of this salad in particular because of the veggie combo, the crunch factor, and of course the peanut dressing! Oh my goodness, it’s good!
Main Ingredients Needed
Salads, in general, are usually easy to throw together and this Thai Chicken Salad is no exception. Wash and chop up your veggies, chop your grilled chicken, make the dressing, and drizzle it over the top. Easy peasy! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Romaine Lettuce- Iceberg lettuce can be used here also.
- Carrots + Radishes- add color and amazing flavors.
- Grilled Chicken Breast– for protein! A rotisserie chicken would work well here too.
- Cilantro– fresh is best!
- Dry Roasted Peanuts + Chow Mein Noodles- adds crunch and flavor.
For the Peanut Dressing
- All-Natural Peanut Butter- the flavor base of our dressing.
- Honey + Soy Sauce- pair well together for a sweet and savory flavor.
- Lime Juice– adds a little citrus kick.
- Red Pepper Flakes– use more or omit depending on your desired level of spicy!
- Hot Water– adds volume and thins out the dressing.
How to Make Thai Chicken Salad | Directions
Because this is a salad, the prep is pretty simple. For full details on how to make Thai Chicken Salad, see the recipe card down below 🙂
Slice & Combine Veggies + Chicken
Wash and slice veggies and combine in a large bowl. Cut Chicken into bite size pieces or strips and add to bowl. Set aside.
Make Peanut Dressing
Stir peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, lime juice and red pepper flakes together. Slowly whisk in hot water until dressing is the consistency you want. Drizzle generously over salad and serve.
Storing Thai Chicken Salad
If you have leftover Thai Chicken Salad, it will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Beyond that, the veggies will begin to loose their crunch, and nobody likes a soggy salad!
If you want to make this ahead of time, you would want to store the salad, chicken and dressing separately.
More Salad Recipes to Try!
- Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
- Crunchy Thai Peanut Chicken & Kale Salad
- Chinese Chop Salad
- Asian Chicken & Orzo Salad
Here’s the printable recipe card. Be sure to print/save/pin/bookmark/share this recipe. Enjoy, friends! 🙂
Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
- 4 cups romaine lettuce washed and torn into bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup carrots thinly sliced
- 3 radishes thinly sliced
- 1 grilled chicken breast chilled and sliced, leftovers!
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons chow mein noodles
for the peanut dressing:
- 2/3 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- juice of 1 lime
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- hot water
- Divide all ingredients for salad between two large serving bowls.
- For the dressing, stir peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, lime juice and red pepper flakes together. Slowly whisk in hot water until dressing is the consistency you want. Drizzle generously over salad and serve.
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I haven’t made this yet, but if there is extra dressing, can it be stored?
Looks yummy but this meal’s calories really add up if you really make that much dressing! 2/3 cup of peanut butter has >900 calories! I am going to try it and only make 1/2 the dressing because 475 calories for peanut butter does not fit into my plan!
Thai Chicken salads are my absolute favorite!! I will attempt to make this one : )
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This salad sounds so deliciously flavorful! I love it! Im having a hard time with baby weight loss because I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth as well…oy vey!
I want to faceplant right into this bowl!
Question: Is there a reason for the natural PB? We buy Costco vats of PB so just wondered if it’s worth spending the moola on the other stuff.
UGH, I’m there with you on the baby weight. I had a preemie and due to complications, I lost all my baby weight and then some. I pumped for a while and was eating EVERYTHING. IN. SIGHT. Now, I’m not pumping anymore but my brain forgot to tell the rest of me that I can’t eat like that anymore! Needless to say, Mama put (some) of the lbs back on. I need to get on the train with you! Good luck on your weight loss! 🙂
Oooh man this looks good! Exactly what I need on a hot day!
Such an easy recipe and it looks delicious!
Summer is the perfect time to over indulge in seasonal produce. Be glad you’re not starting on your weight loss train in the winter. Way less options! Good luck!
This looks delicious. Will be making some this week
What a great salad! I love that peanut sauce.
This looks delicious! Don’t yell at me, but I’d have to omit the cilantro (I’m Italian, it’s not my fault) 😉 Good job on the breastfeeding, it helps you lose weight like no diet I know!
Perfect timing…I was just looking for something Thai to make to go with spring rolls! Love it!
This salad!! It is absolutely fantastic looking!! I’m trying to get back on the healthy train after splurging for the holiday and this salad is a meal I can get behind.
I am a sucker for anything Thai and anything with peanut butter. Love this salad!!
Ugh… the dreaded baby weight. I’m struggling right now, and am totally dreading when Camden doesn’t nurse anymore. I think I need more salads like this one in my life!
Oh yum! This salads sounds like something I’d really enjoy!
Totally random fact – I used to buy chow mein noodles to eat as is. omg so yummy. Now I need some! 🙂
Yum – Love the Peanut Dressing on this !!! Must try!
Love it! I need to join you on this healthy train!
This looks great! I recently quit breastfeeding and am trying to adjust my eating to reflect the lower calorie output- ugh. Good thing it’s too hot to cook 🙂