Quick & Easy Thai Chicken Salad

*This post was previously shared with the readers at Bakeaholic Mama.

I’m totally head over heels in love with the flavors of Asian food.  I’m also smitten with making dishes that are easy and made with accessible ingredients.  And now that Easter is over, we’re staring long and hard at spring and I, for one, don’t want to be inside making a time consuming meal.  I’d rather be outside playing referee of the sandbox.

This is the perfect thing for this time of year – it comes together quickly and is light and refreshing.  I mean, really, you’re cutting a couple of veggies and tossing everything together.  The flavors are a really lovely reminder of all of the things I love about Asian food.  
This salad makes a quick lunch or could easily be multiplied for a larger function. I can see myself toting this to picnics or BBQs this year, just setting the dressing aside to add right before serving.  It would be a welcome change from the usual BBQ side dishes.
However you decide to enjoy it, don’t wait…do it soon.  This one’s a keeper for sure!
Quick & Easy Thai Chicken Salad
by Becca {Crumbs and Chaos}

  • 1 (16 oz.) package COLESLAW MIX
  • 2 cups COOKED CHICKEN, cubed or shredded
  • 1 RED BELL PEPPER, cut into thin strips
  • 2 GREEN ONIONS, chopped
  • 1/4 cup FRESH CILANTRO, chopped
  • 1 lime, quartered
In a large bowl, toss together coleslaw mix and salad dressing.
In a separate bowl, combine chicken and peanut sauce. Place on top of coleslaw, layer on red pepper, green onions and cilantro.
Serve immediately. Enjoy each serving with a fresh squeeze of lime juice.
* Alternatively, this could all be tossed together instead of layering and would travel well, just add the dressing right before serving.
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Recipe Source:  Adapted from the Taste of Home Magazine June/July 2010 issue

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