Looking for something filling that won’t weigh you down to add to your dinner rotation? Salads are great, but I almost never feel full afterwards – and that leads me to fill up on something else that is definitely less healthy. I had good intentions, I swear, but sometimes a salad just doesn’t cut it.
Enter this salad: warm curry chicken and rice noodles on top of a hearty helping of broccoli slaw, all bathed in a lick-the-spoon good peanut dressing, just like the yummy chicken satay that you get from takeout. Layered with contrasting flavors and packed with protein, this salad will leave you feeling full and pleased without needing a nap immediately afterwards. The best part is that you can add whatever additional veggies you want to the mix – practically anything will be delicious when paired with the amazing peanut dressing.
For the Chicken:
- 1.5 – 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Salad:
- 1 12-ounce bag of broccoli slaw
- 1 carrot, peeled
- 2 scallions
- Handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Rice noodles – about 2-2.5 cups worth cooked
For the Dressing:
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- First, slice and prepare your chicken. Slice pieces vertically first, then horizontally into small, thin pieces. Place in bowl and add curry, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix to coat chicken well. Add oil to large frying pan over medium heat, add chicken, and cook all the way through – 8-10 minutes.
- While chicken cooks, cook your rice noodles according to package directions. Drain, and drizzle with a little bit of sesame oil to keep from sticking.
- In a medium bowl, mix broccoli slaw, carrot, scallions, and cilantro. Add any other prepared veggies you’d like!
- Combine and whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Consistency should be like a thin batter.
- Once chicken and noodles are fully cooked, assemble your salad! Place slaw and veggies in bowl first, then noodles, then chicken, all topped off with a hearty drizzle of the peanut dressing. Enjoy!