This Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad features fresh cabbage, carrots and bell pepper, all topped with a creamy peanut dressing! This easy recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken or veggies and is perfect for meal prep!
Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad
Don’t you just love a good salad when the weather starts to warm up? You can’t beat it! This Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad will cure all of your cravings! This Thai salad features tender chicken, two different types of crisp cabbage, fresh carrot, sweet bell pepper, nutty edamame, delicious radishes and chopped peanuts, all topped with a homemade Thai Peanut Dressing!
This Asian chicken salad is a great healthy recipe- you’re getting lots of fiber from the vegetables and protein from the chicken, peanuts and edamame. This salad will keep you satisfied and full of energy! The peanut dressing also adds a sweet and salty flavor, which brings this meal together. You can really feel good about giving this to your family!
This grilled chicken salad is also perfect for meal prep. Just prepare your salad and dressing ahead of time and store separately. When you’re ready to enjoy, just add your dressing to your salad mixture for a great lunch! This would also be a perfect addition to any potluck or barbecue- everyone will be asking you for the recipe!
Ingredients for Asian Chicken Salad
As always, here is a quick overview of the ingredients used in our Thai Chicken Salad. For the complete recipe, just scroll to the bottom of the page.
For the Grilled Chicken Salad:
- Green and purple cabbage- chopped
- Carrots, radishes and red bell pepper- chopped
- Edamame- steamed and taken out of the pod
- Peanuts- chopped
- Chicken- cooked and chopped; try this amazing Thai Peanut Chicken Marinade for extra flavor!
For the Peanut Sauce:
- Peanut butter, honey
- Soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil
- Lime juice, chili garlic sauce
- Minced garlic, ginger
How to make Peanut Sauce
To make this delicious peanut sauce, all you need to do is combine the ingredients listed above and mix well! I recommend keeping it in the fridge for a few minutes before serving so the sauce can thicken up a little.
How do I make this Asian Chicken Salad recipe?
First, just chop your veggies and combine in a large bowl. If you’re making this for meal prepping, go ahead and place into your meal prep containers and put in the fridge. Pour your dressing over your salad and enjoy!
How to Store this Thai Chicken Salad
If you have already mixed your veggies and dressing together, then just pop into a plastic or glass container and keep in the fridge. If you are storing separately, put your salad ingredients in a container and place in the fridge. Put your dressing in a container or jar and also keep refrigerated. Your veggies will stay more crisp by being stored separately from the dressing.
How long does this Grilled Chicken Salad stay fresh?
Since there are so many vegetables in this salad, you’ll want to enjoy it within 2-3 days of preparation.
How long does the Thai Peanut Dressing last?
If kept in the fridge, this dressing will stay fresh for up to two weeks! Enjoy any leftovers you may have in wraps, as a sauce on Lo Mein, on this Spicy Salad or as a chicken marinade! I usually double this recipe whenever I make it so I can be sure to have extra!
Tips and Tricks for the BEST Grilled Chicken Salad
- Marinate your chicken! It’s super easy and will add a ton of flavor. Try this Peanut Marinade!
- If you enjoy cilantro, chop up some and add it on top.
- Turn up the heat! Add some sriracha or red pepper flakes for a kick!
More easy recipes
- 2 cups chopped cabbage
- 2 cups chopped purple cabbage
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1 cup steamed edamame
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup chopped radish
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken*
- 1 recipe Thai Peanut Dressing (linked below)
- In a large bowl combine all of the the ingredients. Toss with the thai peanut dressing and garnish with additional peanuts, green onions or cilantro if desired.
*Cooked Chicken: this can be leftover chicken, roast, grilled, rotisserie or shredded chicken. For extra amazing flavor make a double batch of the peanut dressing and use it as a marinade.
Thai Peanut Dressing: this is the BEST peanut sauce! I always make a double batch, because it is great on everything.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups chopped salad (nutrition calculated with peanut dressing using low carb options)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 18gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 14.8gNet Carbohydrates: 8.9gFiber: 5.9gSugar: 5.3gProtein: 22g