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Asian Chicken Salad – Recipe!

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During the summer months some days just feel a little too hot to cook and there are easy and delicious ways to create flavorful meals without a lot of fuss.  This recipe for Asian Chicken Salad is as simple as whisking together a little dressing and chopping up some fresh vegetables.  The combination of citrus, fish sauce and a little hot sauce makes this salad have such lively flavor — it will remind you of your favorite Chinese Chicken Salad at the local take-out, but even better.

Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is the perfect way to add fresh protein without heating up the kitchen.  The crunchy vegetables add a texture that is quite refreshing, not to mention loaded with vitamins.  This salad is great for dinner or lunch and it packs up nicely for a picnic.



1/4 cup peanut butter

3 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

1 tablespoon Sriracha or other hot sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

juice of 2 limes


1 head Napa cabbage

1 red bell pepper

3 scallions or green onions

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

1 rotisserie chicken

(Serves 4-6)

To Prepare:

1.  In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, fish sauce, agave, Sriracha, soy sauce and juice of limes.  Whisk together until the dressing is thick and creamy.

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2.  Wash and dry the vegetables.  Chop the cabbage into thin 1/4 inch thick slices.

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3.  Slice the red pepper and scallions into 1/4 pieces as well.

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4.  Rough chop the cilantro leaves and add all the vegetables to the same bowl as the dressing.

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5.  Toss the salad to combine the dressing with the vegetables.

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6.  Remove your rotisserie chicken from any packaging and shred the chicken, removing the skin and bones.

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7.  Add as much chicken as you like to the salad and toss again.  I added 2/3 of the chicken for a somewhat heartier salad.  Save the leftover chicken to make my Curried Chicken Salad.

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8.  Chop the peanuts and sprinkle them over the top of the salad.

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9.  Serve the salad in bowls or plates or pack it up for a outdoor picnic or concert.  Enjoy!

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