Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

A super easy main meal salad that uses store bought rotisserie chicken!  The dressing packs a ton of flavor!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian, thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
474 kcal


Peanut Dressing

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar regular vinegar plus one teaspoon of sugar will work in a pinch
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped or 1/2 teaspoon ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

For Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 4 cups shredded napa or regular cabbage iceberg or romain will work as well
  • 2 carrots - julienned
  • 1 english cucumber - seeded and sliced
  • 1 red pepper - sliced
  • 2 green onions - sliced on the diagonal
  • 1/2 cup peanuts for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro


  1. For Dressing: combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.  If too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches desired consistency.  I find 2-3 tablespoons will do.

  2. For Salad: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss.  

  3. Top with desired amount of  Peanut Dressing and  and garnish with chopped peanuts if desired.

    NOTE: You will not use all the dressing.  It is delicious on left over chicken as a dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

A few more tips to make this Crunch Thai Peanut Saladuse left over chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken from your super marketuse store bought shredded carrotssubstitute cooked shrimp for the chickenmix up the veggies and add what you have on hand.  Zucchini, asparagus, broccoli...skies the limit!

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 1239mg52%
Potassium 694mg20%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 5075IU102%
Vitamin C 60.1mg73%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.