Honestly I don’t think anyone can beat me when it comes to procrastinating.. I put together this recipe and made it back in May and I only got around to writing the post now. xD Anyways, it’s a quick easy Thai Chicken Apple Slaw that I think would be a refreshing meal (or appetizer to share) to enjoy as the weather is warming up. (: Like I always say… better late than never right? (;
This recipe is especially great when you have leftovers. The chicken I used here are actually leftovers from the dinner I had the previous night! The other veggies are “Asian-inspired”, but really, you can just use whatever you have around. (:
This salad has a wonderful mix of crunchy vegetables, and to go with that, a creamy Thai-inspired spicy peanut butter dressing with a kick.
Who doesn’t love pb? (Except those with allergies, sorry..)
Not only is it a awesome recipe for leftovers, but it is also incredibly simple and quick to put together. All you really have to do is cut everything and mix! If you have better knife skills than me, you can probably whip this up in a matter of seconds.
This isn’t your traditional “slaw” because instead of shredding the vegetables, I chose to julienne them. The only reason being I didn’t have a grater back then, if you do.. use it! It’ll make your life much easier. 😛
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 5 min | Total Time: 20 min
Servings: 1 as a meal, 3-4 as side
– 1/2 red bell pepper
– 1/8 purple cabbage
– 1/8 napa cabbage
– 2 medium carrots
– 1 small apple
– 3 oz. chicken breast, cooked
– 1.5 tbsp peanut butter
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– 1/2-1 tbsp water
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if desired)
– 1/2 small clove garlic, minced
Let’s start with the simple dressing, all you have to do is whisk together the ingredients. You can add more or less water to get the consistency you’d like. I used about between half an one tablespoon to have a thinned out, but still creamy dressing.
The most tedious part of this entire recipe is just washing and chopping up all your salad ingredients. But trust me, it’s gonna be worth it. 😀
All there’s left to do now is to mix, mix, mix!
Once you’re ready, pour on the dressing, mix some more, and devour!
1) Make dressing by whisking together all the ingredients until well combined. Add water to adjust consistency and taste to your liking.
2) Wash and prepare salad ingredients by julienning them.
3) In a large bowl, mix together the salad ingredients.
4) When ready to serve, drizzle on the dressing and toss to distribute.
1) Cabbage, like most vegetables, is low in calories, fat and high in fibre. Fibre, as we all know, is essential in maintaining good digestive health.
2) Since peanuts are technically legumes, natural peanut butter is a great source of protein, which helps with satiety and muscle repair. Like other “nut” butters, it is also full of healthy fats for good heart health.
3) Spicy foods like red chili peppers contain an active substance called capsaicun, which gives it its distinct pungency and heat. Capsaicun helps with pain relief and boosting metabolism.
Hope you give this recipe a try, and if you do, share it with me! My friend randomly created #momentswithrae on Instagram so you know.. you can totally use it or something. ;D Haha anyways, have an awesome day!