Low Carb Thai Chicken Chopped Salad

Thai Chicken Chopped Salad
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This Thai inspired chicken salad is packed with flavour from aromatic herbs and spices and an earthy tahini dressing. 
This is a great salad for lunchtime meal prepping as the chicken and salad can be prepared and portioned in advance providing 8 separate lunches. This will keep well in an airtight container for up to four days in the fridge.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Caesar salad, Chicken, low carb salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 800 g chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 fresh ginger finely grated
  • lime zest
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 8 medium spring onions sliced into long thin strips
  • 3 cups red cabbage
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce shredded
  • 3 cups cucumber finely sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 cups fresh coriander

For the dressing

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium/high heat and add the chicken pieces, chilli flakes, grated ginger, minced garlic, lime zest, salt and pepper.
  • Fry the chicken pieces until browned all over and completely cooked through (you may need to do this in batches).
  • Whilst the chicken is cooking you can prepare the salad dressing. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  • To prepare the salad, combine the shredded cabbage, spring onions, cucumber and chopped lettuce in a large mixing bowl, and toss to combine.
  • Divide the salad between 8 individual serving bowls or lunch boxes and top with the chicken pieces. To serve, drizzle over the tahini dressing and scatter with chopped coriander and sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g

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