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Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad is packed with crisp cabbage, plenty of veggies, slivered almonds, and crunch wonton noodles. It's tossed in a quick sesame vinaigrette and topped off with crispy, peanut-laced chicken. So many delicious flavors and textures happening here!

Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 346 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast or tenders, cut into a dice
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar, divided
  • 2 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tbsp honey, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup roughly chopped snow peas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup wonton strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with 3/4 teaspoon salt on all sides. Season with a little bit of black pepper.

  2. Heat a medium wok or non-stick skillet to a medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook the chicken until golden brown and crisp, on all sides. About 4-5 minutes.

  3. While the chicken cooks, whisk 2 teaspoons rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons peanut butter, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl.

  4. When the chicken is done cooking, turn the heat down to medium-low and add the sauce. Toss until coated. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  5. Whisk together remaining rice vinegar, honey, and garlic together in the same bowl you made the peanut sauce in. Slowly whisk in remaining sesame oil. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.

  6. Add carrots, bell peppers, snow peas, cabbage, romaine, half of the almonds, half of the wonton strips and all of the cilantro. Add the dressing. Toss to combine. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper.

  7. Top with remaining almonds, wonton strips, and chicken. (You can also just toss everything together to evenly distribute the chicken.)

Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1008mg44%
Potassium 780mg22%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 6813IU136%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.