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Grilled Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh sugar snap peas
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the first six ingredients; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  • 4. In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, red pepper, bean sprouts and peas. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cut chicken into strips; arrange over salad. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 261 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 936 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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