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Thai Chicken Salad with Cashew Dressing
with red peppers / coleslaw mix

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Sweet, savory, and spicy (if you'd like), Thai Cashew Dressing makes an addictive addition to this quick and easy meal. A version of this dish was last featured in 2018.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Cashew Dressing:
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Cashew butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Water - 5 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Thai Chicken Salad with Cashew Dressing:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, thinly sliced
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs, sliced into strips
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 6 oz, chopped
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, sliced (look for mini cucumbers which have fewer seeds)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 1/3 cup
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make cashew dressing - Grate ginger. Whisk together cashew butter and water. Stir in ginger, rice vinegar, aminos, lime juice, hot sauce (portion for dressing), honey, and cooking oil (portion for dressing). Taste; if it’s too salty, add more water. If it’s too tart, add in more sweetener. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Peppers - Slice peppers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Chicken - Slice into strips and then season with garlic powder and some salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Cilantro / Cucumbers - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (portion for salad) and then chicken to heated oil. Saute until cooked through, 6 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Toss peppers, coleslaw mix, cilantro, lettuce, cucumbers, cooked chicken, and almonds with dressing. Taste and season with more salt, pepper, lime juice, and / or hot sauce.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (54)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (24)

Most Helpful

Yummy! Next time I'll double the sauce. Always double the sauce!

By: Erin
Posted: Nov 23, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

55 reviews

Yummy!! Would make again.

By: Taylor
Posted: Feb 16, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

First time cooking tofu, and I think I need to get a better handle on it. Definitely needed more sauce.

By: Karin
Posted: Oct 15, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Soba noodles, peppers, cucumber, kale, carrots, and no sugar added this time. This is always delicious!

By: Delaney
Posted: Oct 03, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was pretty good. I kept the sauce separate, since I wasn't sure everyone would love it, but once I mixed it in to my noodles and added some lime juice, it was great! I subbed Tahini for peanut butter b/s allergies. The lime juice (I used box fresh and bottled concentrate) is a MUST! It really makes it. Also - used leftover pork on the side and it was great. HUsband and kids liked it.

By: Kirsten
Posted: Jul 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy and quick to throw together, so definitely a good weeknight pick. Next time I would replace the tofu with mushrooms though.

By: John
Posted: May 30, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Used shrimp. 10 year old loved it, ate it several nights. Adult was just okay. Kid friendly for sure. Used pre-cut broccoli slaw with peppers.

By: Jessie
Posted: May 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful