Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

  • azlall2 Posted: 03/30/11
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    Good, solid way to use up leftover rotisserie and have an easy weeknight salad. Flavor is average but pleasant. Due to the simplicity, we'd make it again.

  • lucia232 Posted: 03/30/11
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    Delicious! We had some chicken tenders on hand so we made a spice rub with Chinese 5 Spice Powder and cooked them in a non-stick skillet. We also added some sauteed mushrooms (used the same pan as the chicken) because we had some on hand. Definitely a repeat!

  • Amythecook Posted: 03/30/11
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    Not our favorite - my husband and I thought that the dressing missed. Not enough peanut taste and all that coconut milk made it kind of gloppy. When we poured the warm dressing over the crisp salad it all got kind of soggy. So, not terrible, but not one that I will make again.

  • Bicky2 Posted: 03/28/11
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    Easy to prepare and delicious

  • Sanjbryant Posted: 03/28/11
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    Quick and easy. I had bowls with cut up limes, roasted unsalted peanuts, and chili lime peanuts, and people garnished based on their preference.

  • ElizabethBook Posted: 05/11/11
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    I really liked this! Instead of the rotisserie chicken, I put 3 decent sized chicken breasts in the slow cooker. The chicken was so easy to shred and so tender. I really liked the dressing and thought it had a great flavor! Will definitely make again. Great for lunches!

  • wishokie Posted: 04/06/11
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    Definitely not bad--my husband and one of my kids liked it, but I was not a fan of the peanut dressing. It seemed like it was going to be great, but the peanut flavor was lost. I mostly tasted coconut and soy, and it just wasn't what I was hoping for. That said, it was fast and easy!

  • nettyb98001 Posted: 06/16/11
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    I didn't have all the ingredients for this so I made a couple of changes. I used butter lettuce instead of romaine. I added cucumbers but don't like bean sprouts so left those out. I used more peanut butter and would make it a tad bit sweeter next time, my son suggested honey. I let the dressing cool so it wouldn't wilt the lettuce and I used sesame seeds on mine. That being said we did like the flavor and will make this again. My son liked it a lot.

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 06/18/11
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    Tasty light recipe. Added sliced green onion and swapped out sweet chili sauce and chili garlic sauce for ground red pepper. Will increase lime juice next time. Did not have romaine. Served with spring rolls. Nice summer meal.

  • geckogal Posted: 06/18/11
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    This is delicious and easy. I think the next time I make it I will use either Napa cabbage or green cabbage instead of the lettuce. Both my husband and I loved the crunch, texture and taste of this healthy salad! I think you could leave out the coconut milk if you want and just substitute water because I really couldn't taste the coconut...I also used crunchy peanut butter and it was great!

  • daneanp Posted: 05/18/11
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    This was super easy and delicious with only a couple of minor changes. I used a smoked chicken breast left over from another recipe. I added 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro to the lettuce and for the sauce I used low-fat peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for some added heat. Next time, a little green onion in the salad would be a nice addition...maybe some cucumber too. I will add this to my regular rotation - DH loved it!

  • laurahunter44 Posted: 06/06/11
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    yum!

  • smith3576 Posted: 08/12/11
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    We thought this was great for a week night meal - so simple and fast. You could tweak the salad to whatever you have on hand. What made the salad was the sauce - we loved it. Good flavor - ours didn't loose the peanut butter taste nor was it gloopy. We used chunky peanut butter and omitted the chopped peanuts to save a step.

  • Ginny Austerman Posted: 10/16/11
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    Wanting to make an Asian or Thai Chicken Salad for dinner but not having all the right ingredients, I settled on using the peanut dressing from this recipe, marinating chicken breasts for 1/2 hr in teriyaki sauce and pan frying them. I used a combination of romaine and coleslaw salad mix and sprinkled dry roasted peanuts on top. We liked the flavor of the fresh lime squeezed over the salad. We will make this again, next time I will use rotisserie chicken for a faster prep. time.

  • ChefLeesher Posted: 05/07/12
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    This was one of the better peanut sauces I have come across and I left out the coconut milk (subbed water). Did not use sprouts or celery instead red pepper and cuke. Very versitle. We liked the squirt of lime before serving.

  • bethanywolfe Posted: 06/08/12
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    This was really quite delicious and easy to make. Very big, filling salad. I doubled the amount of carrots and celery and would also add cucumber next time. The peanut dressing is amazing!

  • septerr Posted: 07/31/13
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    I didn't have brown sugar, subbed regular sugar...and no chicken either, it was still v good.

  • Kellbellem Posted: 09/13/13
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    This salad is perfect for lunch! I poached chicken cutlets in veggie broth and thyme. Had it shredded up for use throughout the week. I used water instead of coconut milk. And I don't care for bean sprouts so I didn't use those. I did put in some cucumber and green onions and cilantro. Delicious!!

  • PauletteinSC Posted: 07/05/13
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    This was outstanding! I used iceberg lettuce, and cucumbers instead of bean sprouts. I let people add the the peanut dressing themselves. I will be making this often AND for company!!!

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