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Thai Chicken Salad with Easy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Easy Peanut Dressing - ready in 15 minutes, this salad makes a quick and easy lunch. Keto/low carb/sugar free/gluten free option too.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Quick and Easy, summer lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 2 small or 1 large carrot
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 2 radishes
  • 1 medium courgette (zucchini)
  • 1 cup (125g) cooked shredded chicken
  • 3 packed cups (150g) spring greens (collard greens) cut into think slices
  • 3 spring onions (scallions) chopped
  • 1 Small bunch coriander (cilantro) roughly torn
  • 1 tsp mixed black and white sesame seeds

Thai dressing:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice of ½ lime


  • Whisk together all of the Thai dressing ingredient in a small bowl and put to one side.
  • Peel and slice the carrots into matchsticks. De-seed and thinly slice the red bell pepper, cut the radishes into small matchsticks.
  • Use a spiralizer to make courgetti (zucchini) noodles. If you haven’t got one, you could use a knife to carefully cut it into long, thin slices.
  • Place the carrot, red pepper, radishes, courgette, shredded chicken, sliced spring greens and spring onions into a large bowl. Toss everything together.
  • Drizzle over the Thai dressing and and serve immediately topped with sesame seeds and fresh coriander.
  • Note: if you want to make this ahead, you can cover and refrigerate the salad and the dressing separately. Mix together right before serving.


Can I make Thai chicken salad ahead?

Yes! Make the salad the dressing, but don't pour the salad on the dressing. Cover them separately and refrigerate for a day or two, then pour on the dressing before serving.

Can I make Thai chicken salad gluten free?

Yes, replace the soy sauce with tamari - it'll taste just as good.

Can I use rotisserie chicken?

Absolutely. I'm all for the time-savers!

Can I serve it warm?

Yes. Heat a splash of oil in a wok, add all of the salad ingredients, except the sesame seeds. Heat for a couple of minutes until hot throughout, but still crunchy. Pour in the sauce, heat through, tossing everything together, and serve topped with sesame seeds.

I'm on keto/low carb/sugar-free - can I replace the honey in the dressing?

Yes, I've replaced the honey with 3 tsp erythritol before now, and it worked great.
Nutritional Information is per serving: (you can knock off 11.3 carbs per serving by removing the honey from the dressing).

Nutritional Information

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10820IU | Vitamin C: 85.4mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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