Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bobby Flay's Chicken Salad w/ Chile-Peanut Dressing

It's no big secret that Chris and I love Asian flavors. So when Chris stumbled upon this salad recipe with 5 stars and over 150 reviews, we knew we had to give it a shot!

The salad is definitely hearty and an entree-style salad. It makes a pretty impressive meal and is super easy! Below is the full recipe from Food Network, but I also added some notes where we strayed a bit.

Chinese Chicken Salad with Chile-Peanut Dressing
adapted from

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree (we used chipotle powder)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup canola oil (we used peanut oil since this is a peanut dressing)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
2 carrots, shredded (we also added yellow bell pepper)
1/4 pound snow peas, julienned
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
Chili oil, optional (in our book, this is absolutely not optional!)
Fried wonton strips (store-bought or homemade)

Whisk together the vinegar, peanut butter, ginger, chipotle pepper puree, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, chili oil, and canola/peanut oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine cabbage, lettuce, carrots, snow peas, cilantro, and green onion in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

Transfer to a serving platter and top with the shredded chicken, chopped peanuts, and fried wonton strips. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds.

bobby flays chinese chicken salad


  1. That looks AMAZING!!!! Too many ingredients for me though! I am such a lazy cook!!!

  2. Thanks for posting this. It is now on my short list to try!

  3. that looks mouthwatering and delicious!!:D

  4. My goodness...that looks over-the-top awesome!!

    Pinning it so I don't forget to actually make and experience it for myself.

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