Warm Thai Chicken Salad

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 40m

Serves 6


  • For Chicken:
  • 6 single, skinless, boneless chicken fillets (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • For Dressing:
  • 1 small red chili, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1 bunch mizuna
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed and cut into julienne
  • 2 carrots, cut into julienne
  • 1 cucumber, cut into julienne
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh coriander (cilantro) sprigs
  • 1 cup shredded purple basil
  • 3 tablespoons Oriental sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


FOR CHICKEN: Flatten the chicken fillets slightly and cut each lengthwise into 4 strips. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a shallow ceramic bowl and mix well. Add the chicken and toss to coat.

Set aside. Cover in plastic wrap in the refrigerator overnight, or at room temperature for several hours.

FOR DRESSING: Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well-combined.

Combine the mizuna, red bell peppers, carrot, cucumber, green (spring) onions and herbs on 6 individual serving plates.

Heat the sesame oil in a wok or frying pan until smoking. Stir-fry the chicken among the serving plates. Drizzle on the dressing. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 2530

nutrition information per serving

349 calories; 22g total fat; 57mg cholesterol; 182mg sodium; 17g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 23g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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