Crunchy Salad with Chicken, Peanuts, and Tangy Peanut Butter Dressing

Crunchy Salad with Chicken, Peanuts, and Tangy Peanut Butter Dressing

I love this salad so much, I make extra dressing, store it in the fridge, and easily prepare the salad multiple times in one week. It’s the crunchy texture, tangy-peanut-y dressing, and all-around healthy feeling I get after eating that keeps me coming back for more. Try it once and you too are likely to fall for the seduction that is this fantastic salad. Bonus: it’s still delicious if you don’t have all the ingredients: use all romaine or all slaw, skip the sesame seeds or onion, throw in other vegetables as desired. It’s still destined for greatness.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sesame or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 4 cups chopped hearts of romaine
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, sugar, vinegar, oil, ginger, sesame seeds, and pepper flakes. If it’s too thick, stir in more water. Set aside.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the cabbage mix, romaine, green onion, cilantro, and chicken breast.
  3. To serve, add the salad dressing to the bowl of lettuces, toss, top with salted peanuts, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Salad with Chicken, Peanuts, and Tangy Peanut Butter Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4354IU87%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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