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Thai Marinated Chicken
with mango and cashew chopped salad

Active: 40 minTotal: 1 hr 10 min

A Thai-inspired marinade with sweet, sour, and savory flavors works as both a marinade and salad dressing in this colorful meal. The dressing is thin, so be sure to toss the salad right before serving.
Smarts: We used English cucumbers for the salad shown in the photos. English cucumbers are smaller, sweeter, and have fewer seeds than other varieties. If you see them at your grocery store, try them in your next salad!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Thai Marinade and Dressing:
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Fish sauce (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
Thai Marinated Chicken Thighs:
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Thai Marinade and Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Chopped Salad with Mango and Cashews:
  • Cucumbers - 10 oz, diced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 3/4 head, chopped
  • Mango, fresh - 1, chopped
  • Mint, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chiffonade
  • Thai Marinade and Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp
  • Cashews, roasted and unsalted - 1/3 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make marinade / dressing - Grate ginger. Chop garlic. Combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce, cooking oil (portion for marinade / dressing), honey, lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Whisk until evenly combined. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Marinate chicken - (If prepping right before cooking and using a grill, get grill heating while chicken marinates.) Combine chicken with marinade / dressing (portion for chicken). Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Lettuce / Mangos / Mint - Prep as directed and combine.

Make

  1. Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and season with some salt and pepper.
  2. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 425F / 218C degrees, keeping one part over direct heat and one part over indirect heat.
  3. {grill}: Brush grates with cooking oil (portion for chicken) and place chicken over direct heat. Sear chicken on both sides until lightly charred.
  4. {grill}: Move chicken to indirect heat and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 165F / 74C degrees.
  5. If cooking on the stovetop: Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with cooking oil (portion for chicken). Add chicken and sear on both sides. Reduce heat to medium and cover chicken with a lid or foil. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 165F / 74C degrees.
  6. Transfer chicken to a plate and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  7. Whisk marinade / dressing (portion for salad). Toss with cucumbers, lettuce, mango, and mint. Top with cashews.
  8. Serve chicken with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 33 reviews

Very tasty and easy!

By: Laura
Posted: Jun 01, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Yum! This was an awesome salad. Very simple to make and quite tasty.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 01, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

The marinade/dressing was wonderful.

By: Renee
Posted: May 31, 2019
Diet: Original

Everyone enjoyed this meal! I love these flavors! Like others, I did make some rice to go with the chicken and salad. I would definitely make this again! The second time I made this, I added leftover quinoa, and the mango cucumber salsa from another meal on spinach instead of romaine. I also added some avocado. Very tasty. The chicken was devoured!

By: Erin
Posted: May 31, 2019
Diet: Original

Really enjoyed this! Great combo of flavors, like others, we added rice. Other than that made as directed and loved the combo of flavors. And always appreciate recipes that incorporate the marinade/dressing hybrid - makes it easier!

By: Emily
Posted: May 31, 2019
Diet: Original

Used less fish sauce then called for. Salad was great!

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 30, 2019
Diet: Original