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Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
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
Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 581 calories, 32g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

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