Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

I am not going to lie to you all. I love eating super savory and wonderfully bad for you foods, just as much as anyone,  but I also like to find recipes that are good for you and are super tasty. During the warmer weather, I also like recipes that don't heat up my house any more than it already is. This recipe that I found on Pinch of Yum is scrumptious. I was drawn to it because I love chopped salads. I also love almost any food that is Thai/Chinese/Japanese. They have such wonderfully fresh flavors! I did alter her recipe though, tailoring it to fit my family and their eating preferences.
Chopped Thai Chicken Salad
1 small head cabbage, chopped
4 carrots, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and chopped
1 can Mandarin oranges, drained

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced very fine
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup water

Whisk dressing ingredients together until smooth. Toss salad ingredients together in large bowl, holding the peanuts aside if you have picky eaters who would prefer a salad sans nuts. Toss with dressing, and sprinkle with peanuts.

Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum