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Cooking light: Quick-n-easy chicken salad recipe

By Priya Bala
July 23, 2015 17:18 IST
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Toss up this simple Thai-style grilled chicken salad in 15 minutes.

It is sweet, salty, spicy and super delicious. Best of all, it can be put together in minutes.

This Thai-inspired salad is for those times when you want to eat light, but don’t want to settle for boring lettuce-tomato-cucumber salads.

Here's how to make Thai-style chicken salad:

Chicken Salad


  • 1 chicken breast, poached or grilled
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 sprig mint
  • A few sprigs coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • Juice of half a lime


  • Slice the chicken into long strips.
  • Wash, dry and tear up the lettuce.
  • Peel the carrot and cut into long ribbons with a vegetable peeler.
  • Peel the cucumber and cut into long ribbons with a peeler.
  • Wash and remove the mint leaves and coriander from the stalks.
  • Place the chicken, vegetables and herbs in a large bowl.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the sweet chilli sauce, peanut butter and lime juice. Thin out with a little water if it’s too thick.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt if required.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, toss lightly and serve.

Note: To make the salad more substantial, you could add a cup of soaked rice noodles to it.

Lead image used for representational purposes only. Credit: Megan Squire/Creative Commons


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