Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

chicken salad creamy peanut dressing
I love to keep some finely shredded cabbage on hand along with poached chicken so I can throw together quick lunches like this one. This creamy peanut dressing is made with pantry staples and is absolutely delicious. I've used green and red cabbage, carrot, cucumber and edamame beans for some crunch. You will find this salad keeps really well too, make it a day ahead and enjoy for work lunches or picnics.



  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (I used smooth)
  • 1 tbsp tamari or all purpose soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (see note 1 for subs)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (see note 2 for subs)
  • 1 tsp fried shallots (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Arrange chicken, cabbage, carrot, cucumber and edamame in a bowl.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients, drizzle over salad. Top with fried shallots and sesame seeds if using.

Note 1 – You can substitute the sweet chilli for honey or maple syrup. If you would like a chilli hit, add 1 tsp sriracha.

Note 2 – Use rice wine vinegar, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar as a lime juice substitute.

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