:: Irish Tatler and Asian Chicken Salad with Chilli, Ginger and Lime Dressing

September 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm 4 comments

I was interviewed earlier this year for a blogging feature in Irish Tatler and a few weeks after I was offered the chance to become a regular contributor. This is the recipe I wrote for the October issue!

Asian Chicken Salad with Chilli, Ginger and Lime Dressing

Packed with tasty ingredients, this recipe is perfect for entertaining.  You can prepare all the ingredients separately, stick them in the fridge and assemble the salad when your guests arrive.  Don’t be afraid to add other vegetables here, peppers, cucumber, spring onions and bean sprouts are all tasty additions.

Serves 4
Marinade:
2 tablespoon of soy sauce
Juice of ½ lime
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
½ red chilli, finely chopped
½ thumb sized piece of ginger minced

Dressing:
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter
Juice of ½ lime
2 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
½ red chilli, finely chopped
½ thumb sized piece of ginger minced

4 chicken breasts, sliced thinly into strips
1 Chinese cabbage, slice thinly
3 carrots, sliced thinly
1 red onion, sliced thinly
100g of sugar snap peas, sliced thinly
100g of chopped peanuts to serve
A handful of chopped coriander to serve

Add the chicken strips to a mixing bowl with the marinade ingredients and mix through.  Cover and place in the fridge while you prepare the salad and dressing.
In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk to combine.
Place the Chinese cabbage, carrots, red onion, and sugar snap peas in a large salad bowl.  Add half the dressing and combine until all the vegetables are well coated.
Fry the chicken strips until golden brown and cooked through. Approximately 2 minutes either side.
Serve the salad in individual bowls topped with the chicken, a sprinkling of chopped peanuts, a little chopped coriander and a extra drizzle of the dressing.

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Entry filed under: cabbage, carrot, chicken, chilli, garlic, ginger, honey, lime, peanut butter, peas, press, sesame oil, soy sauce.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kay  |  September 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Love the salad & the photo! I have 4 of my photos published in the Reader's Digest that comes out later this month.

    Reply
  • 2. Monika  |  September 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    found your blog on tastespotting and it's amazing! great recipes and beautiful photos! I'll be sure to stop by more often 🙂

    cheers,

    Monika

    Reply
  • 3. Kevin  |  September 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    That salad looks so good!

    Reply
  • 4. Melissa  |  September 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Mmmm, the flavor combo in this is perfect!! It looks delicious. =)

    Reply

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