Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls

Paired with a Pale Ale

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls is a weeknight dinner recipe that combines all of your favorite Thai flavors! A combination of shredded chicken, crispy veggies and creamy avocado top a bed of lettuce and quinoa. The peanut dressing takes this recipe from good to amazing with just a drizzle!

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls: a weeknight dinner recipe that combines all of your favorite Thai flavors!

Good morning, everyone. I have another repost for you today, and it comes in the form of Thai chopped chicken salad quinoa bowls! Yes, I have yet another bowl recipe for you today. This recipe is definitely one of my favorites I’ve ever shared, and it’s not just because all of the ingredients are assembled so beautifully in bowl fashion. I love this Thai chopped chicken salad quinoa bowls because it is so full of flavor a texture.

Let’s start with the texture. I think that’s what really sets this bowl recipe apart from the others. It has soooooo much texture. From the creamy avocado to the tender chicken and the crispy veggies to the fluffy quinoa, these Thai chopped chicken salad quinoa bowls go above and beyond in the texture department.

Next, comes the flavor. I have always been drawn to Thai flavor, especially when it comes to peanut dressings. That’s the next thing I love about this recipe: the dressing. It is such a simple, yet unique recipe and really adds some dimension to a very simply made bowl.

What I also love about this recipe is how perfect it is anytime of year and how quickly you can change it up when you swap out the veggies. Use whatever is in season at the time. Bell peppers you can find all year round, which is why I used it in this recipe, but zucchini and other squash are two ingredients I love to add when in season.

I hope you guys fall in love with this recipe just as much as I did. Pair it with a pale ale and enjoy!

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls: a weeknight dinner recipe that combines all of your favorite Thai flavors!

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Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls: a weeknight dinner recipe that combines all of your favorite Thai flavors!

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Peanut Sauce

  • 7 ounces unsweetened coconut milk half a can
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chili paste
  • ½ cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

For the Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked per manufacturer's instructions
  • 2 fully-cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts shredded
  • ½ green bell pepper seeded and stemmed, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper seeded and stemmed, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 cups loose baby spinach
  • 1 large avocado pitted and peeled, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

For the Peanut Sauce

  • To a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, add all of the ingredients for Thai peanut sauce and heat over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool the Thai peanut sauce to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1 week.

For the Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowls

  • Assemble your quinoa bowls, by layering, shredded chicken breast, green and red bell peppers, shredded carrots, sliced avocado and baby spinach on a bed of fully-cooked quinoa.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and drizzle with Thai peanut sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Cook time reflects time to cook chicken and quinoa.

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  1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout October 9, 2015 at 8:34 am Reply
    You can never have too many Thai recipes! Love the colors in this salad :)
  2. Sherri@TheWellFlouredKitchen October 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm Reply
    This looks so healthy and delicious! Love all those colors - I'll definitely be checking out the recipe!
  3. Krista October 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm Reply
    Oh man this looks like the lunch of my dreams! Need to get this prepped over the weekend so I can have it next week!
  4. foodnessgracious October 9, 2015 at 5:16 pm Reply
    I love this and it seems super healthy too :)
  5. Sara Welch October 9, 2015 at 10:13 pm Reply
    This looks so good, I have a giant bag of quinoa sitting in my pantry with no plans for it, so this recipe is calling my name!
  6. Sara Zenner October 10, 2015 at 6:46 am Reply
    These bowls look so fresh and delicious! The perfect end to summer and start to fall!
  7. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar October 10, 2015 at 5:34 pm Reply
    This looks so delicious! I really need to get more into Thai food because it all looks so good!
  8. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. October 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm Reply
    Those quinoa bowls look pretty fantastic! I haven't had a lot of Thai food, but have really enjoyed everything I've tried, so I definitely need to try this!