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Thai Style Warm Chicken Salad with Chilli, Mint & Lime

Things have been a bit hectic over here at Recipe Towers recently so there’s not been a lot of new cooking going on. Last night was no exception but this favourite recipe of ours has never featured on the blog. It’s a recipe that Wife picked up a while ago from the web somewhere and unfortunately we can’t remember where. Sorry to the original poster, if you ever see this then please drop me a line to let me know who you are.

I’m a HUGE fan of South East Asian cooking and Thailand produces some of the very best in my opinion. This dish was clearly inspired by Thai flavours and it’s actually quite authentic in it’s delivery.

Serves 2 as a light main meal


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • Sea salt & ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp salted peanuts (crushed)
  • 1 lime (quartered)          
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 1 chilli, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat the grill to a medium high. Brush the chicken with some cooking oil and grill until cooked through then let it rest for five minutes before slicing thinly.
  2. While it’s resting you can make the dressing. Whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, sesame oil, and sugar together until the sugar dissolves.  Then add the sliced shallots, chilli & spring onions and toss together.
  3. Chop or tear the mint and coriander leaves and lightly toss with the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. At the last minute, add the dressing to the chicken and toss lightly. Arrange it on plates, scatter with peanuts and serve with lime wedges.

    Fresh and light with a kick

    Fresh and light with a kick

This is easy to prepare and a delight to eat. The only cooking is grilling your chicken and if you place it on a grill rack over some foil, under a medium high grill, for between 5 and 8 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breast) you can’t really go wrong.

The flavours are all there, sweet, salty, sour, bitter, chilli. It’s a really fresh dish that leaves you feeling satiated but raring to go – perfect!



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