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Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce Recipe

It doesn't get much speedier when using cooked rice and chicken. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes if you can take the extra heat. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve long grain rice
  • 2/3 cup Thai peanut sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
  • 1/2 cup torn cilantro leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts


  • 1. Prepare rice according to package directions; remove to a large bowl. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the peanut sauce, oil and water until blended; set aside.
  • 2. Add the coleslaw mix, chicken and cilantro to the rice. Drizzle with peanut sauce mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts; serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Reviews for Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce

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AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 227546
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Expensive ingredients. Would rather make with fresh chicken and rice but since the flavor was only okay, I would say next time I will order take out because that will be better/cheaper."

kghsullivan User ID: 6864801 135926
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"Very good. I used broccoli slaw instead of coleslaw."

hpremerlani User ID: 6372312 198155
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"Very fast and delicious. It reminds me somewhat of the Thai Crunch salad from California Pizza Kitchen."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.