With rotisserie chickens so readily available, it's easy to buy a pre-roasted bird and pull the meat off the bones for use in recipes that would otherwise likely be too complicated for a weeknight meal. A little shredding and chopping is all it takes to serve up this delicious Thai-flavored chicken salad.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

To serve:

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, mix chicken, celery, green onions and peanuts. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, sugar, red pepper, cilantro and mint, plus 2 Tbs. water.

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  • Toss dressing with chicken mixture and serve on a bed of Boston lettuce with the suggested accompaniments.

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Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 792 mg sodium. 16.8 g carbohydrates; 55.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
I added a tbsp of peanut butter to the marinade and oh was this delicious! played with the ingredients a bit adding bean thread noodles to the salad bean sprouts and red pepper. Soooo yummy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2008
I made this the first time and we couldn't even eat it. I made it again thinking perhaps I didn't use the correct quantities with the same result. I love Thai food and have eaten and enjoyed many dishes containing fish sauce but the flavor and aroma of the sauce totally overpowered the other ingredients. Read More
(10)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
I added a tbsp of peanut butter to the marinade and oh was this delicious! played with the ingredients a bit adding bean thread noodles to the salad bean sprouts and red pepper. Soooo yummy!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
I added a tbsp of peanut butter to the marinade and oh was this delicious! played with the ingredients a bit adding bean thread noodles to the salad bean sprouts and red pepper. Soooo yummy!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2006
This makes a really yummy lunch that's healthy and filling. I followed the recipe to a tee except I omitted the mint. The honey roasted peanuts are a must in this - they were great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2007
I enjoyed this salad- quick simple tasty & healthy. As a personal preference I replaced the peanuts with toasted cashews- toasting the nuts is a must or the flavour is lost. I loved how low-calorie the dressing is but I found the fresh mint and cilantro quite over-powering when left in the dressing. I recommend straining out the herbs after allowing the flavours to mingle. I also added chopped sugar snap peas and baby spinach to add variety to the veggies. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2008
I made this the first time and we couldn't even eat it. I made it again thinking perhaps I didn't use the correct quantities with the same result. I love Thai food and have eaten and enjoyed many dishes containing fish sauce but the flavor and aroma of the sauce totally overpowered the other ingredients. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
Loved this salad. My husband who is vietnamese was at first a bit skeptical because I don't make asian food very well (still learning). But as soon as he took a bite he inhaled it. He wanted more. So this recipe is a definite keeper. Its very easy to make and I like the idea of not having to cook (which is great when your having a busy day). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2007
I dont really eat alot of thai but as soon as you try this you will want more my taste buds went mad. I added squeezed lemon as an extra dressing to finish of. I placed in on top of diced tomatoes corriander and mixed green salad mix.yum yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
I thought this recipe was very good. I could not find any fresh ginger that day so I had to use ground. To me there was too much of a ginger taste but the rest of my family loved it. I will try it again with the fresh instead and let you know... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2007
Very good. I used mixed salad greens and added tomatoes to the salad. Even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
Good flavors although the ginger was too strong for me. Had to add more lime juice and fish sauce to balance it out and give it more of a Thai flavor. Couldn't taste the sweet and salty only the ginger. Used rotisserie chicken and doubled the juice. Will make again though. Read More
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