This Spicy Chicken and Rice Salad is one of those recipes that will instantly take your packed lunches to new heights. Whether you love it for it’s Thai influence or simply because you’re a devote fan of chicken salad, this rice salad won’t certainly disappoint. From ingredients to execution, it’s also surprisingly easy to prepare.
In a large bowl, combine chicken strips, rice, coleslaw mix and cilantro.
In medium bowl, whisk together peanut sauce, oil and water; add to rice mixture and toss well.
Garnish with peanuts before serving.
Whipped up with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, chicken strips and shredded cabbage, and then seasoned with fresh cilantro, it’s perfectly balanced. Add in sweet Thai peanut sauce and dry-roasted peanuts for a little sweetness and it’s no wonder this salad is one of our favorite recipes. Not only it is a dynamic mix of fresh flavors, it’s also incredibly versatile, so you can serve it up in a lettuce wrap, as a rice bowl or on top of your preferred greens!
Switch it up! Use your favorite form of chicken either grilled, baked or rotisserie to make this dish your own. Toss in quinoa, eggs or other hearty ingredients to make this a protein-packed meal.
Want to make this recipe vegetarian? Substitute tofu for chicken and enjoy this salad meat-free.
Thai recipes are our ultimate go-to meals, if you’re feeling adventurous, give these Thai Coconut Chicken Burritos a try– they are every bit as delicious as they sound! Find all of the cooking tips you need to try this dish and more from all around the world like a Peruvian-style Arroz Chaufa or a Spanish paella rice dish.