Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Back off the mayo and bump up the seasonings for chicken salads with a creative spin.
Why This Recipe Works
With so many ways to kick up the flavor of a simple chicken salad recipe, why do so many versions still feature a sloppy, stodgy mess of mayo and underseasoned chicken? For our flavor-packed Thai Peanut Chicken Salad recipe, we found that sautéed boneless, skinless chicken breasts produced better flavor than the poached chicken most chicken salad recipes require. To create a distinctly flavored chicken salad recipe, we replaced some of the mayonnaise with peanut butter. And to lighten the texture of the dressing, we added potent soy sauce. This revamped dressing was less thick, so it didn’t weigh the chicken down.