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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

To Make the Chicken

  1. Prep skillet with cooking spray.Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Add onion and garlic in the skillet. Cook for two minutes.

  3. Then add chicken to the skillet with the onion and garlic. Saute the chicken until browned and fully cooked.

  4. Set the chicken aside to cool. Once cooled dice the chicken.

To Make the Dressing

  1. Add the lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes to a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine.

  2. Slowly add the olive oil whisking as you go.

  3. Next, add honey to taste. Whisk well to incorporate.

For the Salad

  1. Combine the cabbage, red pepper, carrots, scallions, basil, cilantro, and diced chicken into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add dressing and toss until well combined.

  3. Top with cashews. Serve.