Thai Chicken Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Thai Chicken Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

This no-cook,Thai-inspired salad is high in protein. You can put it together quickly for a healthy evening meal.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 1/2 cups

Peanut Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tablespoon plain rice vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Thai Chicken and Broccoli Salad

  • 2 cups chopped, fresh broccoli OR
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli florets (thawed, drained)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken breast, cooked without salt, all visible fat discarded OR
  • 20 ounces salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added sweet peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11-ounce can mandarin orange slices in their own juice or light syrup, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (white or yellow or green onions)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

Peanut Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  2. Starting with 2 tablespoons water, whisk in enough to thin the dressing to your desired consistency.

Thai Chicken and Broccoli Salad

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the salad ingredients.
  2. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to combine.

Cooking Tip: Some brands of peanut butter are thicker than others, so you may need to add more water to thin the dressing. 

Keep it Healthy: If you're using fresh broccoli, chop up the stems as well as the crowns. They add flavor and texture to the salad and are quite nutritious.

Tip: Buying a package of precut broccoli can be more expensive, but it will save you time.

Nutrition Facts

Thai Chicken Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

CaloriesCalories

268 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

27g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 268
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 347 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 27 g

This no-cook,Thai-inspired salad is high in protein. You can put it together quickly for a healthy evening meal.

Nutrition Facts

Thai Chicken Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing

CaloriesCalories

268 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

27g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

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Calories 268
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 347 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 27 g

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 1/2 cups

Peanut Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tablespoon plain rice vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Thai Chicken and Broccoli Salad

  • 2 cups chopped, fresh broccoli OR
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli florets (thawed, drained)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken breast, cooked without salt, all visible fat discarded OR
  • 20 ounces salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added sweet peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11-ounce can mandarin orange slices in their own juice or light syrup, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (white or yellow or green onions)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

Peanut Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  2. Starting with 2 tablespoons water, whisk in enough to thin the dressing to your desired consistency.

Thai Chicken and Broccoli Salad

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the salad ingredients.
  2. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to combine.

Cooking Tip: Some brands of peanut butter are thicker than others, so you may need to add more water to thin the dressing. 

Keep it Healthy: If you're using fresh broccoli, chop up the stems as well as the crowns. They add flavor and texture to the salad and are quite nutritious.

Tip: Buying a package of precut broccoli can be more expensive, but it will save you time.

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