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Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

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IMG_0109I’m on the healthy train!! Got MyFitnessPal up and running, enrolled in a DietBet and filled my fridge with yummy produce. Breastfeeding helps my situation but not to the extend I’d like. My sister {who has 4 kiddos} has said that the baby weight gets progressively harder to take off with each baby. BOO.

Cookies definitely don’t make my life easier. Cake also falls under this category.

Which reminds me: I’ll be posting a suuuuper low calorie summery cake recipe soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you see a pattern here? #oye #droptheforklauren #ilovedessert

Anyways, THIS SALAD. It’s pretty stellar with or without chicken, has a great crunchy aspect to it and is drenched in this sweet and spicy peanut butter dressing. Mmmm…..one of my new favorite salads for sure, next to this one.

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Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

I love this crunchy and fresh salad! The sweet peanut dressing pairs well with the veggies and chicken. Delish!
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 984kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 13574IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Crunchy Chicken Salad

 

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25 Responses
  1. Anna @ Hidden Ponies

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Totally random fact – I used to buy chow mein noodles to eat as is. omg so yummy. Now I need some! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Deborah

    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!

  4. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen}

    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.

  5. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Perfect timing…I was just looking for something Thai to make to go with spring rolls! Love it!

  6. Christina @ChristinasCucina

    This looks delicious! Don’t yell at me, but I’d have to omit the cilantro (I’m Italian, it’s not my fault) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good job on the breastfeeding, it helps you lose weight like no diet I know!

  7. Betsy

    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!

  8. Kristen

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

    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!

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  11. Sami

    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!

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