Asian Chicken Salad with Roasted Peanuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I just found this recipe in Bon appetit. It looks so delicious I simply had to share it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup asian-style dressing
  • 14 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups sliced red peppers or 2 cups yellow peppers or 2 cups green bell peppers (mixed)
  • 2 -2 12 lbs rotisserie chicken, meat torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 12 cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1 mango, peeled,pitted,sliced


  1. Mix dressing, cilantro, and ginger in small bowl.
  2. Toss spinach, peppers, chicken, and nuts in large bowl with enough dressing mixture to coat.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide salad among 4 plates.
  5. Top with mango and serve.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful salad that is easy to make if you use an already made rotisserie chicken. I bought one at the grocer while grabbing the other ingredients and put this one together really fast! I used an Asian dressing by "Walden Farms" called "Oriental Dressing" which is both fat and calorie free and it worked perfectly in this salad- I don't know if that is available to everyone, but it's worth looking for. I also used a salad mix called "Asian Greens" instead of baby spinach, but it contained mostly spinach anyway, and it was great! This salad does remind me quite a bit of the one that Wendy's serves called Mandarin Chicken Salad but this is much better. But I think this salad would also work well with mandarin oranges and chow mein noodles as substitutions in the salad in stead of mangoes and peanuts. Overall, this was a very healthy salad (I took the skin off my chicken and kept light on the nuts) and I know I will keep it as a part of my regular routine, when I need dinner in a hurry! Thanks for a great recipe, Bev!!!

Sue Lau September 16, 2002

I have had this recipe in my file for awhile and I am glad to see that it has already been posted. This is a great salad, great by itself for an evening summer dinner or luncheon. You really can be creative and add additional ingredients. I make my own Asian dressing, but really anything works.. Very good and easy to put together.

Ridgely July 17, 2003

Very yummy salad! My first time trying mango and l love it! Interestingly enough, my family and I decided we'd like it better next time without the cilantro as it we felt it was in competition with the other flavors. I might omit the ginger next time as well, since the dressing I used had ginger in it and we were getting a little ginger-blasted. I also down sized the chicken and dressing quite a bit as there are only three of us, from 3/4 cup to a little less than a 1/4 cup, and for the chicken I gave each plate 2 1/2 ounces. I know, I know, so many changes, but I had to review it anyway as it was still so good!

kindcook September 24, 2013

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