Chili Chicken Salad Chili Chicken Salad

Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Lara McGraw Image by: Ronald Tsang

Salads are usually served as a side, but in this recipe, it's the star of the show. Keep your tummy happy and full with this super quick and easy dinner.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Chili Garlic Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek or other chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
Salad:
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 cocktail tomatoes , cut in wedges
  • 1 English cucumber , halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
  • 1 cup mint leaves , torn
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves , torn
  • 2 green onions , sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

Method

Grease and preheat grill to medium-high. Sprinkle chicken all over with salt and pepper. Place on grill; close lid and grill, flipping once, until no longer pink inside, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Chili Garlic Vinaigrette: Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together oil, fish sauce, vinegar, sambal oelek, honey and garlic.

Salad: Using vegetable peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into ribbons. Add chicken, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, mint, cilantro and green onions to Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Divide among plates; sprinkle with peanuts. 

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 700 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 33 g
  • Calories 368
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 880 mg
  • Cholesterol 126 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 133
  • Vitamin C 30
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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