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Chicken Salad

Whipped up this simple salad for dinner recently, something light and refreshing after having a heavy lunch.  I  enjoyed it tremendously and look forward to concocting  more of  such one-dish meal in future.

Isn't it colourful?  Every mouthful of these crunchy vege with some protein is just wholesome, healthy and nutritious, more so if you're on a diet!

  • 1 chicken breast meat  - skin removed, poached and shredded
  • 1 carrot  - shredded
  • Cabbage  -  shredded
  • 1 big onion  - sliced
  • 6 limau kasturi/calamansi
  • 1  tsp salt or to taste
  • 4  tsp sugar or to taste
  • 1 red chilli -  cut
  • 2  bird eye chillies  - cut
  • Peanuts  - roasted and chopped
  1. Season the chicken breast with some salt and pepper, set aside for an hour.
  2. Poach the chicken in hot water till cooked, cool and shred to pieces.
  3. Dissolve the salt and sugar with the limau kasturi juice, set aside.
  4. Mix the chicken with the shredded carrot and cabbage, add in the onion slices, red and bird eye chillies.  Toss up.
  5. Pour in the limau kasturi syrup, mix well.
  6. Top up with the chopped roasted peanuts.
  7. Serve immediately.


  1. Cheah, this chicken salad looks beautiful with bright colour! Love to try it out soon :)

  2. Cheah, this is my kids & mine favourite. We just had some yesterday without the shredded chicken. Cause we were having homemade fish & chips. Hubby not around, so no Chinese cooking for 2 days. haha.... Have a lovely evening.
    Blessings, Kristy

  3. Cheah...this salad is indeed nutritous and healthy to indulge in. Shall make this one day :)

  4. This sounds figure friendly and delicious. It is a really nice recipe. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. I adore light and healthy yet flavourful and delicious salads like this! Well done!

  6. i have been seriously surviving my tired evening on salad this is sure to try soon...fantastic it is!

  7. That looks very appetising indeed, tangy and sweet....healthy too!

  8. Ah Tze
    Oh yes, it's very colourful!

    You have a lovely weekend with your family!

    It's sure to your taste, momsie!

    Figure friendly! You've hit it on the dot. Enjoy your weekend!

    Thank you!

    This one has some protein in it and easy to prepare!

    It sure is! Happy holidays!

  9. hi cheah, like thai style the crunchiness and that tangy flavour here!

  10. Cheah, this chicken salad looks indeed light and healthy.

  11. looks flavourful and full of texture as well.

  12. Lena
    Yes, I like tangy salad, very appetising!

    Yummy Bakes
    Oh yes, it certainly is!

  13. Cheah, I really love to have this refreshing salad everyday!

  14. I came here through Lena's Frozen wings blog. What a simple and refreshing salads. Who says salads are boring!

  15. Anncoo
    Yes, so do I!

    Oh, salads are not boring at all if you add in a bit of meat or seafood! Perhaps totally vegge may be boring to some people. And thanks for dropping by. Will hop over to yours soon!

  16. Hi Cheah,

    You just reminded me of one of the most delicious salad!! This is my favourite summer salad because it is so light and tasty. I add julienne celery, sesame oil, chilli oil and crunchy jelly fish and loads of roasted sesame seed and fresh coriander leaves to the one I make. Oh, I can taste summer though we heading into winter here in Sydney :(

  17. chopinandmysaucepan
    Can imagine the taste of your salad, yum, yum. Looks like winter is going to be early.


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