Low-Carb Thai-Style Chicken Salad Recipe
This Low-Carb Thai-Style Chicken Salad recipe is a terrific summer main-course salad. Also great in a wrap.
It’s crisp, refreshing and light, and its sweet-and-sour dressing adds a real zing. It also works to serve to people who are watching their fat or calories. It’s an excellent way to use up leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken.
1 pound cooked chicken breast, sliced thinly (can use dark chicken meat, if desired desired)
3 cups shredded Napa cabbage (or regular cabbage is perfectly fine)
3 cups peeled jicama, cut into strips
1 small sweet red pepper, cut into strips
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, including stems
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
1/2 cup sugar equivalent from a substitute (liquid such as Sweetzfree is preferred)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha) or other hot sauce
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Make the Salad
In a large bowl, toss together 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breast or dark meat, 3 cups shredded Napa or regular cabbage, 3 cups peeled jicama, cut into strips, 1 small red pepper cut into strips, 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint, 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, including stems. Mix well and set aside.
Make the Dressing
In a separate small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce, 1/2 cup sugar equivalent from a substitute, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger and 1/2 teaspoon Asian chili sauce such as Sriracha or other hot sauce.
Assemble the Salad
Toss the salad ingredients with the dressing, making sure the ingredients are coated nicely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve in one large bowl or on separate dinner plates garnished with a total of 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, minute leaves and cilantro leaves.
Nutritional Information: Each of 4 servings (including peanut garnish) has 8 grams effective carbohydrate plus 7 grams fiber, 42 grams protein and 297 calories.
More Asian-Inspired Low-Carb Chicken Dishes
Low-Carb Chinese Five-Spice Chicken Recipe: This dish can be grilled or baked and the five-spice blend in the ingredient list can be found at most supermarkets.
Low-Carb Asian Noodles with Pork Recipe: This recipes uses shirataki noodles or tofu noodles, as both are low in carbs. Chicken can be used in place of the pork here, if desired.
Health and Wellness Associates