Day 9: Thai Chicken Salad

Salad is a great lunch or dinner party dish. Assemble the items ahead of time and toss together when ready to serve!

This salad is a recreation from a local restaurant, Pack's Tavern, that is my go to menu item there.

While the recipe has a few components, it is WELL worth the effort!

Thai (Chicken) Salad
Marinade for Chicken:
3 tbs Mango Chutney
2 tbs Soy Sauce
2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbs Fish Sauce - this is optional, however it adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this recipe
1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbs Sugar

Combine all together and pour over chicken. Marinade for at least an hour - I let mine "swim" for 4+ hours.

Dressing for the Salad
3 tbs Soy Sauce
3 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbs Sugar
Splash of the Fish Sauce, if you're feeling exotic
1/2 cup Olive Oil

I added some "pickled" onions - recipe to follow - this adds that small component to the dressing that makes everything super yummy!

Salad Stuff
lettuce - chopped
red cabbage - shredded, about a cup's worth
One red bell pepper - diced
Cucumber - diced
Carrots - shredded or chopped
Broccoli Slaw - you know, the one in the bag??? Uh huh!
Mandarin Oranges - 1 can
Craisins - yes ma'am.
Chinese crunchy noodles - the ones from the can? Oh so yummy.

Quick Pickled Onions
This works for any onion, but I used a red onion. Slice the onion very thinly and place in a bowl of vinegar and sugar. Let "pickle" for at least ten minutes. This takes the harsh 'onioniness' away - yielding sweet & tender onions!

Grill chicken. Cut into pieces. Add all items to big bowl and toss when ready to serve! Enjoy, friends!

Here it is pictured without chicken, making it a vegetarian winner!

Do you have a go to salad recipe that can be served for lunch or dinner as a main dish??

Catch up on the days past below!

Day One: 31 Days to Successful Entertaining
Day Two: 12 Items Every Hostess Needs
Day Three: How to Organize Your Stuff Efficiently
Day Four: 20 No Cook Appetizers, FREE PRINTABLE
Day Five: How to Set a Buffet Table
Day Six: Tuscan Lemon Chicken
Day Seven: 8 Floral Arranging Tips
Day Eight: Lunch Party Menu Ideas

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  1. I love Thai food! I may have to try this. Looks yummy!!
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  2. This looks amazingly delicious!! Pinned it! :)

  3. yum!! this sounds so delih!cious! I love thai food so muc

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  5. Looks so yummy! I had to share!!

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