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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 to 6
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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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
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


  • 1Place 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.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Line 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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