finshed thai chicken salad in bowl with chopsticks

Crispy Thai Chicken Salad

This delicious Thai Chicken Salad is a fresh and flavorful combination of crispy cabbage, sweet carrots, crunchy cashews, and tender, juicy chicken all topped with a zesty honey lime dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword chicken, salad, thai
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bullock's Buzz
Cost $15


For the Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste

For the Dressing

  • 4 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin

For The Salad

  • 4 cups cabbage shredded
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 3 carrots grated
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup cashews halved


To Make the Chicken

  • Prep skillet with cooking spray.Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic in the skillet. Cook for two minutes.
  • Then add chicken to the skillet with the onion and garlic. Saute the chicken until browned and fully cooked.
  • Set the chicken aside to cool. Once cooled dice the chicken.

To Make the Dressing

  • Add the lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes to a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine.
  • Slowly add the olive oil whisking as you go.
  • Next, add honey to taste. Whisk well to incorporate.

For the Salad

  • Combine the cabbage, red pepper, carrots, scallions, basil, cilantro, and diced chicken into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add dressing and toss until well combined.
  • Top with cashews. Serve.