Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Asian Grilled Chicken Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing

Meet my younger sister, Kim, who so loves this "good for you" salad. She sings, "I could eat this salad every day!" Kim is the most creative, fun-loving, person I know, and should blog about it, but is too busy! She serves as president of her local Relief Society, the largest organization for women in the world. She (along with her good-husband, Sam), raised 4 fantastic children, and Kim is "Grammies" to 3 adorable grand-boys! I am so grateful she is my sister and shares much of what she knows and likes with me. Today I'm happy to pass along her recipe for a healthy, low-carb + low-fat, composed salad to you.

Ingredients for the salad...

Grill your chicken breast and chop all the veggies....

Let your grilled chicken rest for about 10 minutes...slice the chicken on an angle...

Toss the veggies with the dressing and plate. Top the veggies with the grilled chicken, drizzle with a little more dressing and garnish with chopped peanuts... now... get ready for a tasty bite!

Asian Grilled Chicken Salad
  • 1 head chopped green cabbage
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 1-2 chopped green pepper
  • 3 shredded carrots
  • 1 bunch cleaned and chopped cilantro
  • 4 to 6 grilled and sliced chicken breast
  • chopped peanuts

Toss cabbage, onion, green pepper, carrot, and cilantro together with Chili-Lime Dressing. Top with grilled chicken breast and garnish with chopped peanuts. You may want to drizzle a little more dressing over the top.

Here are the ingredients for the dressing. It is ready as soon as you put it together.

For those (like me) that live a low-carb lifestyle, I use Stevia in moderation. It's perfect for this dressing, adding sweetness without calories. The liquid is pricey, but a little goes a long way.

Chili-Lime Dressing
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup sugar, or sweetener to taste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce (depending on your heat level)
  • 2 gloves minced garlic

Mix all ingredients together and dress the salad. Refrigerate any remaining dressing.  Garnish with chopped peanuts....I think this makes the salad!

Crunchy, beautiful, light, and yummy! Try it and add your descriptive words! Like me, you may say, " Aroi!" (delicious) " Khor eak dai mai?" (can I have more, please).


  1. THANK YOU! how did you know I was eating low carb? This looks really really good. thanks for linking.

  2. I'm a big fan of your blog. Thanks for stopping by. About this salad, it is so good and filling. I think though you can eat all you want! Hooray...

  3. Yeah...I needed another salad, Mom! Thanks auntie Kim.


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