Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Tomato, chilli, coriander and lemon always wins over Asian food. If you boil any veggies and simply add these items, your food definitely will taste amazing.  From January I have planned to eat healthily, don't know how far I have succeeded but I am trying my best :) 
And when you talk about healthy food, salads are the easy and healthy way to eat for dinner and lunch, or anytime in between. I personally love eating salad because of  its textures and crunchiness alongside with fresh ingredients, colours and fragrances. Today I have made Chicken salad with crunchy peanut (for the first time) and it turned out to be delicious. 

This food is totally inspired by the Thai Pork Salad which we had at Thaikhun Restaurant, Cambridge but I have replaced most of the ingredients and made it as per my taste. That's the most exciting part of making a salad, isn't it?? All you need is a bit of hint and then you can modify it with all the veggies of your choice, add your own protein and also adjust dressing according to your choice and they are effortless to make too. So why not replace curry with salad ? 

Okay so lets jump over the ingredients and methods for Chicken salad with Crunchy peanut. I don't do any YouTube videos but I have put together step by step picture recipe, hope it is useful to all of you.

Ingredients (For Chicken marinate)
  • Fish sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Boneless chicken

First, cut the boneless chicken into small pieces. Then add 1 tbsp of fish sauce and soy sauce, pinch of salt, pepper and 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar (or even palm sugar). Let it rest in a fridge for few minutes. If you want it in more healthy option you can simply boil the chicken pieces. 

Ingredients ( For Salad)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • Lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • Garlic leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Fresh chilli
  • Peanut
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil

Now, you can heat the pan with 1 tbsp of oil and cook the chicken for 7-10 minutes or until it is cooked and meanwhile you can chop all the above ingredients for salad.

Now, the most simple method, simply mix the cooked chicken with freshly cut salad ingredients. 

 Then you can roughly crush peanuts and black pepper.

And add it in the bowl of salad. Squeeze the lemon juice, add a pinch of salt and drizzle generous amount of extra virgin olive oil.

And enjoy your delicious chicken salad with crunchy peanut :)

As I said earlier you can always make salad of your own choice and modify accordingly with the dietary process you have like vegan, vegetarian, gluten free etc. You can also add grains and seeds and make each bite packed with  a powerhouse of fresh superfoods. 

If you make this recipe, please let me know and  leave me a comment.  I’d love to see what you come up with .. Happy Cooking everyone !! And don't forget to follow me on Instagram : !


  1. Yum yum! These flavours are totally up my street. My kids probably wouldn't like it, but I'm gonna make it for my lunch to take to work.

  2. This looks really delicious and a great dish for summer!

  3. This looks delicious! And perfect for the warmer weather. Will give it a go!

  4. We have been living off all types of salads this week, but this one looks so delicious.

  5. I love chicken salad too!!! But I just find it too tedious to make, although I haven’t really attempted at making one, haha.

  6. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  7. That looks so delicious !! i be trying to make it for dinner tomorrow , i just hope that i be able to present it as well as you x

  8. Oh I want to add more salads to my diet and this one looks very yummy

  9. Fantastic idea for summer picnics.

  10. Great idea for summer picnics too