Thai Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad

Recipe posted on: 17 January 2015

Thai Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad

Recipe information

Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 480
Carbs: 28 grams
Protein: 50.4 grams
Fat: 3.8 grams

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, is low in fat, relatively low in sodium, is really high in dietary fibre and contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is perfect for summer days.


  • 4 skin chicken thighs
  • 2 small carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced into 5cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
  • 1 medium red capsicum, sliced into 5cm pieces
  • 1 bunch baby English spinach leaves
  • 3 Tbsp fried spring onions
  • 1 cup salad leaves (oak leaf and mignonette)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 Tspn honey
  • 2 Tspn lemon juice
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Ingredients - Dressing


  1. Cut the chicken into 3cm strips and add to a bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice and honey to the chicken and toss to ensure all the chicken pieces have been coated.
  3. Cook in a pan with the olive oil for about 5-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through (the chicken can be grilled if desired instead).
  4. Add all the salad leaves to a large bowl.
  5. Add the fried shallots, bean sprouts, cucumber, capsicum and carrots into the bowl with the salad leaves and toss to combine.
  6. Divide the salad even and add equal portions to 4 bowls.
  7. Top with the cooked chicken thigh strips.
  8. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken salad.
  9. Serve topped with some fresh coriander leaves.

Method - Dressing

  1. Whisk together the sesame oil, sweet chilli sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.

This recipe should be eaten in moderation for those with heart health issues. To reduce sodium use no salt in any component of the recipe and this will reduce overall sodium.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 480 24.0%
Calories from fat 12 2.5%
Total fat 3.8 g 6.8%
Saturated fat 0.9 g 4.8%
Cholesterol 140 mg 42%
Sodium 595 mg 24.8%
Carbohydrate 28 g 12.4%
Dietary fibre 6.2 g 20.1%
Sugars 9.5 g n/a
Protein 50.4 g 33.6%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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