Thai Style Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

  in Recipes, Salads

From Cook’s Illustrated

5 cups shredded, roasted chicken
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 3-4 limes)
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 small cloves of garlic, mined
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch matchsticks (about 1 cup)
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated (about 1/2 cup)
4 green onions, white and green parts, sliced thin
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  1. Puree oil, peanut butter, lime juice, water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic, ginger, brown sugar and red pepper flakes in a blender until combined.
  2. Toss together the cucumber, carrot, green onions, and cilantro with the vinaigrette in a bowl. Add chicken and toss gently. Serve immediately