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Recipe: Chicken salad with Thai flavors

Recipe: Chicken salad with Thai flavors

Chicken salad with Thai flavors — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

This salad is a worthy centerpiece for a luncheon, but you can also serve it wrapped in whole-wheat tortillas or tucked inside warm pita bread. Try using all cabbage instead of the spinach mix.


Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the stock, lemongrass, ginger, halved green onion and cilantro sprigs. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken breasts, raise the heat to high and return to a boil. Again reduce the heat to low and simmer the chicken for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover. Uncover after 5 minutes and allow the chicken to cool in the stock. Remove the chicken from the stock when cool enough to handle. Reserve the stock. Using your fingers, shred the chicken with the grain into strips about 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches long. Cover and refrigerate.

Strain the cooled stock and discard the solids. Return 1 1/2 cups of the stock to the saucepan; discard the remaining liquid. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup, 5 to 6 minutes. Cool.

In a blender, combine the lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, soy sauce, shallot, peanut butter, garlic and reduced stock. Blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil. The dressing will be somewhat thin. Set aside.

Remove the stems from the spinach and cut out the core from the cabbage. Stack the spinach and cabbage leaves separately and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips.

In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, cabbage, shredded chicken, carrot, chopped cilantro and sliced green onions. Pour half of the dressing over the salad. Divide the salad evenly among individual plates. Garnish with the peanuts. Pass the remaining dressing at the table.


Ingredients
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock, vegetable stock or broth
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bottom 6 inches only, thinly sliced
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 green (spring) onion, halved lengthwise, plus 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 fresh cilantro (fresh coriander) sprigs, plus 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 1/2 small head green cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, crushed

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NutrientAnalysis
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Calories368 
Carbohydrate14 g 
Cholesterol85 mg 
Fiber5 g 
Monounsaturatedfat10 g 
Potassium 
Protein39 g 
Saturatedfat3 g 
Servingsize 
Sodium750 mg 
TotalFat17 g 

2011-04-15

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