Indonesian-Style Chicken Salad

Vickie Parks


This is a great spicy but refreshing summer salad with a distinct Asian flair and so reminiscent of Indonesian cuisine.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 to 6
15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 4 c
    cooked chicken, shredded
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch
    scallions (green onions), thinly sliced - separate white parts and green parts
  • 1/4 c
    fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    chopped cilantro
  • 1 small
    red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small
    serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 c
    mung bean sprouts or sunflower sprouts
  • 1
    romaine lettuce heart, leaves separated and rinsed
  • 1/4 c
    chopped roasted peanuts

  • 1/4 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp
    finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    southeast asian fish sauce
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (or more, if desired)
  • 1/3 c

How to Make Indonesian-Style Chicken Salad


  1. Place the chicken in a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Add the white part of the scallions, the mint, cilantro, red pepper, minced chile pepper and sprouts. Toss together.
  2. Combine the lime juice, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and cayenne. Stir together. Add the peanut butter, and combine well. Whisk in the buttermilk. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Line a platter with the lettuce leaves. Toss the chicken mixture with the dressing, and arrange over the lettuce. Sprinkle the peanuts and the scallion green parts over the top, and serve.

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About Indonesian-Style Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy

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