Satay Chicken Chopped Salad

Think salad is boring? Think again. Deliciousness has a name and it’s called satay chicken chopped salad. Yep, with just a few Asian-ingredient twists, you’ve got yourself a luscious bowl of virtuousness that’s crispy, fresh and tastes utterly incredible.

10 minutes
10 minutes

1 cup roughly chopped red cabbage

2 small cos lettuces, roughly chopped

¼ red onion, roughly diced

50g (1.5 oz) sugar snap peas, roughly chopped

½ Lebanese cucumber, deseeded, diced

1 radish, roughly chopped, plus extra slices to serve

½ long red chilli, finely sliced, plus extra to serve (optional)

finely sliced spring onion, to serve

fresh coriander (cilantro), to serve (optional)


Satay chicken

4 chicken thigh fillets, cut into thirds

1 tsp ground turmeric

½ tsp white pepper

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp vegetable oil


Satay dressing

2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

¼ cup (2 fl oz) coconut milk

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

1 red chilli, roughly chopped

1 tbsp finely shaved palm sugar* 

  • Step 1

    Combine the satay chicken ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Once the chicken is cool, cut it into a rough dice.

  • Step 3

    For the satay dressing, place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a small food processor or immersion blender and blitz until very smooth. Place into a separate bowl or pouring jug and set aside.

  • Step 4

    To make the chopped salad, pile up the cabbage, lettuce, onion, sugar snap peas, cucumber, radish, ½ long red chilli and chicken on your chopping board. Using a large sharp knife, chop the ingredients into roughly uniform pieces, mixing the ingredients as you chop. Pour over a quarter of the dressing and ‘chop’ it through the mixture.

  • Step 5

    Pile the salad into serving bowls. Top with extra radish slices, spring onion, coriander and slices of chilli, if using. Serve with extra dressing on the side.

  • Notes

    – If you don’t have palm sugar, feel free to use white sugar instead.

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May 3, 2024

I’ve just made this and all the family loved it! I’ll be making it again. Easy and quick to make, especially, since I used a bag of coleslaw.

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