10th May 2008

    Yum Gai – Thai Chicken Salad

    Yum, Guy!

    This recipe comes from Thai Cooking Made Easy — with this recipe, it lived up to its name. Cooked chicken is shredded and tossed with a bunch of veggies and a slightly spicy lime and fish sauce dressing. This would make a good starter to a larger meal.

    Chris says:

    Yum, guy! I like this salad.

    Lisa says:

    I thought the dressing was going to taste way too fishy when I mixed it up…

    Chris says:

    It’s totally fine — once you toss it in and mix everything together it’s not nearly as intense.

    Lisa says:

    This salad makes me hungry.

    Chris says:

    Not surprising… ain’t no carbs here!

    Lisa says:

    Promise me we’ll never do a low-carb diet.

    Chris says:

    How about we just don’t do any kind of diet?

    Yum Gai – Thai Chicken Salad

    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)
    • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
    • 1 medium red onion, sliced
    • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 2 green onions, cut into lengths
    • minced cilantro
    • 4 large lettuce leaves

    For the Dressing:

    • 1 tbsp sliced red chili
    • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 3 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar

    Bring the water and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat and poach the chicken for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Remove and set aside to cool. Shred the chicken into thin strips.
    Combine the Dressing ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
    In a large bowl, combine the chicken strips with the tomato, onion, cucumber, green onions, and cilantro. Pour the dressing over and toss thoroughly.
    Line a serving platter with the lettuce leaves and top with the salad. Serve immediately.

    Serves 4 as a starter or part of a larger meal.

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    This entry was posted on Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 10:33 am and is filed under Salads and Light Soups, Thai, Thai Cooking Made Easy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    There are currently 4 responses to “Yum Gai – Thai Chicken Salad”

    1. 1
      On May 10th, 2008,BMX said:

      I think its a great combination that salad with chicken.Its looking gorgeous.I want to taste this soon.

    2. 2
      On May 11th, 2008,robin said:

      this looks yummy, i bet it would be good with shrimp as well…

    3. 3
      On May 14th, 2008,Barbara Krieg said:

      What a refreshing summer salad!

    4. 4
      On May 16th, 2008,canarygirl said:

      Yum is right! this salad looks refreshing and delicious for summer. :D

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