Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1/2 cup canola oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded

1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded

2 carrots, shredded

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

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

Chili oil, optional

Grilled lime halves, for garnish


  1. Whisk together the vinegar, peanut butter, ginger, chipotle pepper puree, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and canola 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.
  2. Transfer to a serving platter and top with the shredded chicken, chopped peanuts, and mint. Drizzle with chili oil, if desired. Garnish with grilled lime halves.
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