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Thai Chicken Salad

It actually all started with a pizza. A delicious Thai Chicken Pizza.

And in an effort to save my appetite for Christmas Eve dinner, the Thai Chicken Pizza ingredients morphed themselves into a Thai Chicken Salad.

And it was a beautiful thing. 

I would eat this any day of the week, and for any length of time, but it’s especially perfect for post-Christmas eating.

My reasoning tells me that this extra healthy salad basically nullifies anything I’ve eaten over the last few days. Thank goodness.

Seconds, please!

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Thai Chicken Salad

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Thai chicken salad recipe uses rotisserie chicken and a quick homemade peanut dressing for an easy and healthy meal.


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  • 2 tbs. fresh minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 tbs. hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • spinach
  • pulled rotisserie chicken
  • shredded/grated carrots
  • bean sprouts (alfafa sprouts)
  • cilantro
  • green onions


  1. Whisk together ginger, peanut butter, water, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and red pepper flake in a small bowl…and voila! Spicy Thai peanut dressing, homemade.
  2. Chop and mix the remaining ingredients
  3. Drizzle with dressing
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: thai chicken salad, chicken salad, salad recipe

What are your go-to foods for post-holiday eating?

Care to share your best Christmas gift, given or received?  I received a subscription to Eating Well magazine, a blanket from Pottery Barn, and a gift certificate for a weekend getaway.

And I gave a Keurig to my husband. Read: to myself.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love your blog and it just so happens I LOVE healthy recipes too! 🙂

    Just wondering if I can use all natural peanut butter in the thai dressing?

    Thanks for sharing.


    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yup. It ‘s a pretty flexible recipe… I’d just reduce the amount of liquid if the dressing doesn’t look thick enough. Hope you like it!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks delish! I am a Thai pb sauce fiend! How many servings does this dressing make? Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      It’s been a REALLY long time since I made this, so honestly, I don’t remember, but I’d say 6? That’s totally a guess. Sorry 🙂

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    LOVING all of your recipes…especially the salads. I had back surgery 2 weeks ago and can’t cook because of no bending, stooping, and twisting. I’m now to where I can stand just long enough to put together a salad and if I can’t my husband helps me. Just love all of your fresh tastes:)