Elevate your weekday lunch salad with a splash of Thai flavor in this Satay Chicken Salad!
Start by coating the chicken tenders in a rub of turmeric, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and olive oil and bake in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. While the chicken is cooking pull together the salad by tossing the red onion, cucumber and chickpeas with your favorite salad greens.
Make a super easy dressing by blending together the red curry paste, peanut butter, maple syrup and a little water, to create a decadent peanut sauce.
Once the chicken satays are done and cooled, layer them over the crunchy salad and drizzle over small amounts of the peanut-curry dressing to pull the salad together.
Serve this satay chicken salad with some warm pita and enjoy the smooth flavors of Thailand for lunch!
Satay Chicken Salad
- 8 oz chicken tenderloins
- ¼ c red onion
- ¾ c cucumber
- ½ c chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 3 c salad greens
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 ¼ tbsp creamy peanut butter
- ¾ tbsp olive oil
- 2 pieces whole wheat pita bread
- Mix the turmeric, half of the maple syrup and olive oil with salt and pepper in a mixing bowl then toss in the chicken tenders to coat and bake on a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Chop and prep the red onion and cucumbers and drain and rinse the chickpeas. Combine the red curry paste, peanut butter, and the other half of the maple syrup with a little water until you get a smooth dressing. You may need to heat up the curry paste and peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen up.
- Combine all the prepped vegetables and chickpeas in a mixing bowl with the mixed greens and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss.
- Plate half of the salad and top with the chicken satay and drizzle of the dressing. Serve with warm pita bread.
- Store the other half of the salad in the refrigerator and then top with the chicken satay and dressing when ready to eat.
- Calories – 502 Calories
- Protein – 41 grams
- Carbohydrates – 59 grams
- Fat – 14 grams
- Nutrition Note – this meal was specifically designed and developed to promote a healthy weight with balanced macronutrients (31% protein, 45% carbs and 24% fat)
Written by John Chelsey, Nutriology Founder
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