Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Easy Peanut Dressing

A cool and crunchy main dish salad that will feed a family and then some.  Helloooo lunch box! The creamy peanut butter dressing is snap to make and packs a big flavor!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
602 kcal


  • For Peanut Dressing
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter smooth or chunky will work
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk - lite is fine
  • 1 clove large garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped ginger or 2 teaspoons ground
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • juice of one lime
  • pinch of red chili flakes - adjust for your taste
  • For Salad
  • 1 pound cooked sliced chicken thighs (chilled or room temp)
  • 4 cups sliced savoy or napa cabbage bagged store bought in a pinch
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1/2 large red pepper sliced
  • 1 english cucumber seeded and sliced
  • 8 ounces pasta - chinese noodles or spaghetti
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions - drain and rinse. Chill in refrigerator while making remaining salad.
  2. For Dressing:
  3. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds. Taste for seasoning, adjust. Add additional coconut milk to thin if necessary.
  4. Plate up noodles, cabbage and chicken.
  5. Drizzle with peanut dressing and sprinkle with additional chopped peanuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Easy Peanut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 2103mg 88%
Potassium 1125mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 54.1%
Vitamin C 65.1%
Calcium 19.1%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.