Thai Chicken Salad with Fresh Herbs & Lime Dressing

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Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Foster Farms Recipe


Using Foster Farms Chicken Breasts, this Thai salad is wonderful as a meal for yourself or as a complimentry side dish to your main meal.



Lime Dressing

1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 or 4 large limes)

2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce

4 teasooons sugar

3/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

  salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoon vegetable oil



1 package Foster Farms Chicken Breast Fillets

2 cups packed, chopped Romaine lettuce

2 cups thinly sliced cabbage

1  large carrot

30  fresh mint and 30 fresh basil leaves(2-inches long), coarsely chopped

1/2  medium red onion, sliced into thin pieces

1 cup packed cilantro, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon Chinese 5-spice

3/4 cup lightly salted cashews


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1. Put lime juice, fish sauce, the sugar, cayenne, 3/8 teaspoon salt, a dash of black pepper and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small jar. Seal lid tightly. Shake well; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, cabbage, carrot, mint, basil, and cilantro; keep chilled.

3. Put onion in a medium bowl; set aside.

4. Season chicken with 5-spice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. In a 10-inch skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat.

5. Add chicken; cook until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until no longer pink in center, about 5 to 10 minutes more.

6. When cool enough to handle, slice chicken into thin, bite-size pieces. Toss chicken with reserved onions and reserved lime dressing; let stand 5 minutes.

7. Put chicken mixture and cashews into bowl with reserved lettuce; toss. Adjust salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste. Serve immediately.

Note: Chinese 5-spice and Thai fish sauces are available in the international section at the grocery store or in Asian markets. If fish sauce is strong, start with 1 tablespoon, adding more to taste. For a spicier salad, increase cayenne pepper or add minced jalapeno or serrano peppers.



Quick Cook
30 minutes or less


Kid Friendly
Low Fat
Main Dish
Side Dish
Soup or Stew