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Thai Time Crunch Salad

It doesn’t have quite the expected salty-sweet-sour-hot flavor of most Thai dishes, but no matter. This crunchy-munchy salad with a tangy, creamy peanut butter dressing from The Dirty, Lazy, Keto No Time to Cook Cookbook is totally delicious! It’s also shockingly fast to prepare, provided you have pre-cooked chicken breast. But even if you don’t, it’s still crazy-simple, and it promises results you’ll want to repeat again and again. We like it so much, we double the dressing so we can have a future salad with even more ease.
Author Stephanie Laska sheds some background on this tasty dish:
“In my “previous life” (when I weighed close to 300 pounds), I frequented Panera Bread for lunch. I ordered the Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken (thinking I was being healthy), a giant Candy Cookie (knowing I wasn’t), and washed both down with a Diet Coke (which made up for indiscretions). Little did I know that my meal contained about 100 grams of carbs! That’s not even counting the dozen bagels I bought on my way out the door. These days, when I want a fast and casual lunch, I make this Thai Time Crunch Salad.”
[Reprinted with permission from The Dirty, Lazy, Keto No Time to Cook Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time by Stephanie Laska, MEd, and William Laska (Adams Media, 2021).]
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Serves 4

Ingredients List

DRESSING

  • 1 Tbsp no-sugar-added peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 5 (1-gram) packets 0g net carbs sweetener
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, crushed

SALAD

  • 6 cups shredded cabbage mix (green cabbage, red cabbage, carrot blend)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • cups shredded Grab and Go Chicken Breasts (recipe below) or cooked chicken breast, cold
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Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all Dressing ingredients except crushed peanuts. Cover and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage mix, green onion, and cilantro and stir. Add chicken and mix again.
  • Add Dressing to Salad. Toss to fully coat.
  • Divide equally among four bowls. Top with equal amounts of crushed peanuts.
  • Serve chilled.

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3 reviews

3 responses to “Thai Time Crunch Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious, quick and easy! We are touring in our class B RV and meals like this really make a difference! we stopped at Costco and got a rotisserie chicken for $4.99, I made this recipe and my man thinks I am a chef!

  2. 5 stars
    It was great! Quick and easy! I went to Trader Joes and bought seasoned roasted chicken slices already cooked and got a bag of the three shredded cabbage that already had cilantro in it. I added a little more cilantro and green onion. I had plenty of leftovers for a quick snack or lunch!!

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect weeknight dinner. Quick, easy, tasty. I shredded a head of Napa cabbage instead of the cabbage mix and it was great.

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Grab and Go Chicken Breasts

Author Stephanie Laska advises, “Cooking chicken ahead of time is just common sense. I use this ingredient in so many recipes, I’d be a fool to cook it over and over again throughout the week. That’s just too many dishes, people. My time is valuable. If I can knock out a task in one sitting, sign me up! Plus, I find it convenient and cost-effective to cook chicken in bulk when I catch a good sale. The cooked leftovers are also easy to freeze for future meals.
[Reprinted with permission from The Dirty, Lazy Keto No Time to Cook Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time by Stephanie Laska, MEd, and William Laska (Adams Media, 2021).]
Serves 4

Ingredients List

  • 4 (4.2-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9" × 12" × 2" baking dish.
  • Season breasts with salt and pepper and cook covered 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Let cool and refrigerate up to 4 days in an airtight container until ready to add to a meal.

Keto-Mojo is a participant in some affiliate programs and some of the links above will generate a small commission if you make a purchase through a product link on our site. This is at no cost to you and all proceeds go directly to the nonprofit Ketogenic Foundation [501(c)3] to assist with their mission funding education and research into the ketogenic diet and lifestyle. Keto-Mojo in no way profits from these links.

3 reviews

3 responses to “Thai Time Crunch Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious, quick and easy! We are touring in our class B RV and meals like this really make a difference! we stopped at Costco and got a rotisserie chicken for $4.99, I made this recipe and my man thinks I am a chef!

  2. 5 stars
    It was great! Quick and easy! I went to Trader Joes and bought seasoned roasted chicken slices already cooked and got a bag of the three shredded cabbage that already had cilantro in it. I added a little more cilantro and green onion. I had plenty of leftovers for a quick snack or lunch!!

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect weeknight dinner. Quick, easy, tasty. I shredded a head of Napa cabbage instead of the cabbage mix and it was great.

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