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Fast & Fabulous Thai Chicken Salad

This healthful recipe looks time-consuming, but it’s as simple as can be. Aside from mixing, the only prep work is chopping a red pepper. It’s a real crowd-pleaser. —Elinor Ives, Fiskdale, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup sesame ginger salad dressing
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and salad dressing. Transfer to a serving platter. Combine chicken and peanut sauce; place over coleslaw mixture. Top with red pepper, noodles and onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 230 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • 5173nancy
    Oct 9, 2013

    Excellent! Topped with some peanuts and it was a hit.

  • Trumpetvine
    Apr 22, 2012

    Loved it! Used homemade dressing & peanut sauce.....delicious!!! Quick & easy too!

  • clayandjess
    Feb 19, 2011

    One of my 16 year old's favorite recipe!

  • lizardstew
    Nov 16, 2010

    This was a fresh and flavorful salad, and something different to make for a quick dinner!

  • Clearlake
    Aug 17, 2010

    It looks great and tastes even better!

  • glitterchatter
    Jul 19, 2010

    Brands can definitely make a difference. I used House of Tsang's Bangkok Padang peanut sauce and Litehouse's Toasted Sesame Ginger dressing, sauce, & marinade. As I wrote earlier, it was a great combination.

  • lsteens
    Jul 16, 2010

    Very good if you choose the right Thai Peanut Sauce and Sesame Ginger Dressing.

  • kahlersj
    Jul 9, 2010

    So easy! I made this for the 4th of July and everyone loved it!

  • glitterchatter
    Jul 2, 2010

    Deliciously memorable salad! Great combo of tastes...crunchy, sweet, spicy. Super easy.

  • kmendoza
    Jul 1, 2010

    Loved this! Healthy, light, and easy! I used shrimp instead of chicken and it was delish!