Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Recipe

Julia Mueller | The Roasted Root

Thai chopped chicken salad made with kale and a delicious peanut dressing. It makes a great lunch or light dinner, healthy as they come.

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Remember that time (back in March) I told you I published a cookbook called, Delicious Probiotic Drinks? Well, I’m so thrilled to announce that my second cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale! was released on July 1st! Yup, it’s true: an entire cookbook on kale!

How is your relationship with kale? Strong and steady? A little bumpy? In need of some life support? My goal for the book was to provide options galore for everyone from the kale newbie to the seasoned kale expert.

Let Them Eat Kale! includes information about the health benefits of kale, tips on how to prepare it to suit your palate, and 75 recipes for injecting kale into your every day meals. This book is great for folks who are already kale lovers, those who may need a little convincing when it comes to the leafy green, and for those who are looking to add more nutrition into their diet.

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Kale may have the reputation for being tough, fibrous, and is viewed as the thing you eat when you’re on a diet, BUT it can absolutely be made into tasty and comforting food. From sautéing it with other vegetables in a zesty, fresh sauce, to blending it into soup or a smoothie, kale can be incorporated into just about anything and still be palatable.

Kale’s versatility and nutrient profile has made it a popular topic of discussion among health nuts and foodies. Not only does kale give you a high density of Vitamins K, A, and C, but it’s full of disease-fighting enzymes and antioxidants. Not to mention, all that fiber brings regularity to your digestive system.

In order to celebrate the publication of Let Them Eat Kale!, I’m sharing one of my favorite salad recipes from the book and also giving away three copies of it!

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This Thai chopped chicken salad is satisfying and chock full flavor. It’s made with chopped kale and Brussels sprouts, carrot, mango, and chicken, and drizzled with Thai peanut dressing. The kale and Brussels sprouts make for an incredibly nutritious meal and provide a great change-up from the typical Thai salad. Plus, there’s so much flavor, you’d never know you’re eating a pile of vitamins!

Where can you find Let Them Eat Kale!? You can pick up a copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or enter for a chance to win one of three copies below. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this Thai chopped chicken salad!

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Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Thai Peanut Dressing:
  • 1 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter, unsalted and unsweetened, creamy
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Curry Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Sriracha Chili Sauce, optional (or any similar red chili sauce)
For the Salad:
  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, grilled or roasted
  • Chili Powder and Salt
  • 5 cups Brussels Sprouts, shaved
  • 3 cups Dinosaur Kale, tightly packed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large Carrot, chopped into small match sticks
  • 1 Mango, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Lime Zest, of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, fresh - peeled and finely grated
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt, or to taste


For the Thai Peanut Dressing:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. The consistency of the sauce should be thick, but if you desire a thinner consistency, simply add water.

For the Salad:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and chili powder. Place it in a lightly oiled baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Remove from the oven, chop the chicken and set aside.
  3. Wash the Brussels sprouts, chop off all of the hard stems and remove the leaves that fall off easily.
  4. Slice Brussels sprouts from tip-to-tail (not length-wise). Stop slicing once you get to the hard white core. You can either discard the core or chop it finely.
  5. Place shaved Brussels in a large salad bowl. Using your hands, break apart any slices of sprouts that are stuck together (this can usually be achieved by simply tossing the shaved Brussels sprouts).
  6. Wash the dino kale leaves and pat them dry. Slice them thinly and add them to the bowl with the shaved Brussels sprouts along with the chopped cilantro and diced mango.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, grated ginger, garlic and salt.
  8. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to be sure everything is coated.
  9. Serve salad with chopped chicken and desired amount of Thai peanut sauce on top.


  • You will end up with far more peanut sauce than you need. You can use this to marinade chicken, add to stir fry or satays, or use for more salads.
  • When you refrigerate the peanut sauce, it will set up because of the coconut milk and peanut butter. Before using it, simply add a small amount of water and stir until smooth.


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Author: Julia Mueller
Recipe Yields: 4 salads
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 262
Calories 526

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 697mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 15g
Protein 21g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Julia Mueller

About Julia

Julia is known for her healthy, balanced approach to all kinds of recipes, vegetarian and meat alike, on her blog, The Roasted Root. She shares her commitment to delectable vegetarian dishes as a Vegetarian fanatic, proving that you can make the whole family happy without the need for meat.

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