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Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

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Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

You might notice two things right away:

  1. This is a Monday post about salad and not coffee;
  2. This Thai Chicken Salad is loaded with all sorts of yummy things like noodles and peanuts.
Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

 

MMMMM. And it’s still salad.

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

It’s a salad loaded with a rainbow of color and all the things. Chicken, crisp cucumbers, sweet peppers, cold noodles, and carrots. And let’s talk about that creamy peanut dressing. Creamy, sweet, and spicy all at the same time. YES.

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

There has been tons of the crazy food going on here lately like Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Burgers or (one of my favorites) Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Burgers. A salad was long over due.

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

I do love a good salad. Especially one full of the Thai flavors we love so much in this house.

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

In case I haven’t mentioned, I’m pretty sure I made the Goose with Thai food. I could barely keep any other meal down, but Thai food always stuck. This is probably why I – and the Goose – enjoy Thai food a lot. A. Lot. In fact, I think I may have mentioned it here and here.

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Really, it’s not shocking that the Goose loved this salad. You can always tell when she likes something because:

  1. It does not end up in our dog’s stomach.
  2. She eats it very quickly without playing with indefinitely.
Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut DressingThai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

And it’s so easy to see why she loved it so much.

The spicy, sweet peanut butter dressing reminds me of dips we can get at our favorite local Thai restaurant. Mixed with coconut and siracha, it’s got that perfect balance of sweet and spicy. And the protein from the chicken and carbs from the noodles make the salad feel more like a meal. Less like a salad.

So if you are feeling like Thai, but don’t want to go out tonight, try this salad. It came together in less than 20 minutes and was a meal worthy of a restaurant.

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Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Loaded Thai Chicken Salad
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Ingredients

    For the salad
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup of peanuts
  • 1 cup of cooked pasta*
  • fresh cilantro, optional
  • For the dressing
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of siracha
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup of tamari or soy sauce
  • the juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger

Instructions

  1. Boil a pot of water and cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop your veggies and chicken and add them to a large bowl.
  3. Drain and rinse the pasta in cool water and add to top of salad.
  4. Garnish with peanuts and fresh cilantro if desired.
  5. Top with dressing.
  6. For the dressing
  7. Microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds to soften it. Whisk together with lime juice, honey, coconut milk, and soy or tamari. Finish with curry and ginger. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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44 Comments

  1. Lynn

    I love salads! This recipe sounds really tasty. I’ll make this salad this weekend.

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    • jfletcher

      You could totally skip the siracha or add just a touch for flavor without heat.

      Reply
    • jfletcher

      Thai takeout is my favorite thing in the world. It’s up there with fuzzy puppies and beach sunsets. That’s how much I love it lol. I hope you enjoy this salad as much.

      Reply
  2. Megan

    Definitely putting this recipe on my list. I’m hungry just looking at your pics! I love big salads with lots of variety – some crunch, some color some protein, some cool & refreshing bits. This looks absolutely delicious.

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    • jfletcher

      The dressing is sweet and spicy. Not so much sour. The lime just sort of gives it a freshness.

      Reply
  3. Ashley

    YUM! This looks absolutely delicious and so pretty! I love all of the bright colors!

    xo Ashley

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    • jfletcher

      We used to be like that too, but when I was pregnant I craved Thai food so much. I read everything I could find about Thai cooking and now I make Thai inspired food a lot.

      Reply
  4. Anna

    My husband and I just started liking Thai food and this salad sounds so delicious! I love salads and will definitely be trying this.

    Reply

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