Thai Chicken Salad

Comfy Belly: Thai Chicken Salad

I woke up to distant pops and mini-explosions. July 4th has arrived. I’ll call this summer good already. Unlike most early summers in Seattle this one has brought us sunny skies and summer temperatures way before expected. Good weather is never a guarantee until after July 4th and I’ve been here a few summers when we waited way too long. So here’s a cool crunchy salad with my new favorite Asian-inspired dressing.

Comfy Belly: Thai Chicken Salad

This is another salad-as-a-meal for me and you can easily add some brown rice noodles  to the bottom of the bowl if you do rice, or maybe some other grain-free noodle. I like the thin brown rice noodles from Thai Kitchen.

Comfy Belly: Thai Chicken Salad

On a side note, my furry boy loves all the vegetable scraps that come from making salads like this one. As a young puppy I taught him to have a soft mouth when taking food from human hands and it has paid off handsomely for him. He gently takes the stubs of cabbage, leftover chunks of carrots, and so on, but his favorite is the cucumber ends and skins. He doesn’t seem to like lettuce or softer cabbage leaves. I think it’s all about the crunch for him. Me too.

I’ve added one of my grilling marinades for Asian-style chicken but really any style or type of chicken will work in this salad. You can easily use leftover shredded roasted chicken or other lightly seasoned chicken because the dressing will take the flavors in another direction. I shred the roasted chicken between my fingers for a great texture. I can see this salad being great with grilled shrimp, blackened salmon, or other source of protein.

This recipe was inspired by the crunchy salad over at Pinch of Yum.

Comfy Belly: Thai Chicken Salad

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Posted in Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Paleo, Salads, Sauces & Dressings, SCD, Wheat-Free  |  13 Comments

13 Responses to Thai Chicken Salad

  1. megan s. says:

    Cute Aussie!! I have a 9-month-old red merle that looks exactly like a younger version of your dog! Oh, and yummy-looking salad too :)

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  3. I just got back from Thailand and already crave those flavours! They shine through particularly well in salads… thanks for sharing :)

  4. kerry hodgkinson says:

    just found your site….loving the recipes….and the dedication…..thankx for making life easier. thaii chicken salad followed by banana bread……yum yum

  5. kerry hodgkinson says:

    for dinner tonight….sorry not computer savvy lol

  6. Erin says:

    I love this salad! I have to keep myself from making it too often. :) Thanks for another great recipe!

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  8. The chicken salad looks so freaking awesome. LOVE this recipe! :)

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