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Bring this Thai Chicken Salad to work & you'll have the best lunch there. With so many great textures, fresh flavors, & tangy dressing, you'll never get bored! showmetheyummy.com #salad #healthy
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Thai Chicken Salad

Bring this Thai Chicken Salad to work & you'll have the best lunch there. With so many great textures, fresh flavors, & tangy dressing, you'll never get bored!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American, Asian, Thai
Keyword: chicken breast, fresh, summer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Salad

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts* cooked and cubed/shredded
  • 1 cup pre-packaged coleslaw cabbage and carrots
  • 1/2 cup pre-shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded romaine
  • 2 cups julienned carrots
  • 1 mango cut into small cubes
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 small bunch green onion just the white/light green part, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts chopped

Dressing

  • 3 cloves garlic minced (less if you’re not a huge garlic fan)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons water for desired consistency

Crunchies

  • 2 oz wontons cut into fourths
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt

Instructions

Salad

  • Prep all the salad ingredients. If making this ahead of time, store the mango separately.
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Dressing

  • Place all dressing ingredients into your food processor (start with 2 tablespoons water and add more as needed) and pulse until well combined. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Crunchies

  • In a shallow pan, heat a half-inch of oil over medium heat until it reaches 325 degrees F.
  • Once hot, add in the wonton strips and cook until golden brown, about 60 seconds.
  • Using a metal, slotted spoon, remove the wonton strips from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Immediately sprinkle with salt.
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Assembly

  • Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Toss with desired amount of dressing, you may have extra.
  • Serve immediately and top with crushed crunchies!
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Notes

*Omit wonton wrappers if you're gluten free! Nutritional information does not include wonton wrappers. 
**Store salad and dressing separately.

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 13405IU | Vitamin C: 36.3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.8mg