Thai Chicken Salad Pita

Thai Chicken Salad Pita

Thai Chicken Salad PIta

When cooking for two, leftovers are expected (and embraced), and sauces/dressings are meant to be repurposed.  The Thai spicy peanut sauce is one that kept our bellies and souls happy the whole week without burning out our tastebuds with the same repetitive flavors and textures.  I spread it on tortillas to make tostadas, thinned it out a little bit (with water) and tossed it in with some noodles and rice, and even used it as a dip for broccoli and all kinds of other vegetables I had prepped in advance for the week.

Thai Chicken Salad PIta

And I made this Thai chicken salad pita!  If you made my peanut sauce and saved some of it like I had recommended, then you shall be rewarded today with this light and flavorful meal that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare ;).

Some recipes are just too easy that I contemplate whether or not they are worthy of mention, and a lot of them, in fact, don’t make it on here.  However, the wheels in my head did not have to spin with this one.  After all, quick and easy recipes are what our eyes and weary souls are drawn to during the crazy week days, aren’t they?  So here’s a recipe that’s really more of a guide to building one exceptional hand-held pocket.  Feel free to substitute or add any ingredient from your refrigerator that is begging to be used.  You know my motto, “no fruits or vegetables shall be left behind.”

Thai Chicken Salad PIta

Thai Chicken Salad Pita

Ingredients

  • Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Chicken, roasted and diced into 1/2 in. cubes
  • Carrots, sliced thinly into matchsticks
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. If the sauce was prepped in advance, heat it up on the stovetop to make it easier to stir.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Stuff the pitas.
http://www.mjandhungryman.com/thai-chicken-salad-pita/

Question:

Do you have a go-to sauce or dressing that you add to everything?

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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about healthy eating and cooking. I am a follower of Christ, a wife to the most wonderful man, The Hungryman, who is also my faithful taste tester and co-author of this blog. I'm also a contributor for the Healthy Aperture blog. I hope I inspire you to get in the kitchen and create nourishing meals for you and your loved ones!

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Lovely comments

  1. Thank you for the nice recipes.

  2. Short simple and sweet! Well, technically spicy, but I like that better anyways. LOVE this dish Min, can’t wait to give it a try. Everything’s better in a pita. :)

  3. I definitely need to add this chicken salad to the rotation. I love easy meals that last a few days as leftovers. I hope that you are having a great week, Min!

  4. I love leftovers and making a batch of something that can be adapted to different uses :) The peanut sauce is definitely a winner and these pitas look like a great use for it!

  5. This just looks delicious which is why it caught my eye on the Wine’d Down party! After visiting it sounds as good as it looks. I love the combination of ingredients!

  6. I love this recipe! Such a great spin on the classic chicken salad :) Thank you for linking up at Moonlight and Mason Jars!

  7. Beautiful (and simple) recipe, Unnie! Hmmm I’m not sure if I have a go-to sauce/dressing….but usually anything with mustard/dijon is my first choice when I drench my food or order at a restaurant.

  8. I am loving this kick you are on Min. And I think this is definitely worth mentioning. Yum!

  9. This looks great! Definitely going to try it! :)

  10. This looks beautiful and delicious Min! Love the pita idea as well!
    Cheers,
    J+C

  11. Love this pita idea! Wish I had one for breakfast. :)

  12. Min, these last 2 thai-inspired recipes are so good-looking! I can imagine both of us enjoying a Thai meal someday in the future! Glad to hear you’ve been well, and hope Tim’s good too! :) I’m trying to give up on wheat (a new year resolution) but if I do make grain-free tortillas one day, I’ll make sure to try these recipes! xoxo, felicia

  13. This looks like a perfect spin on chicken salad and a perfect lunch, Min! I love how you’ve turned simple ingredients into something so delicious. Pinning and I can’t wait to try! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Moonlight & Mason Jars. :)

  14. Holy wow, these look amazing! I wish this was going to be on my lunch plate today :)

  15. These sound delicious, Min. My husband and I use pizza as our vessel of finishing off every last bit of produce in the fridge. We try not to let go to waste either. The pitas look great. We generally buy them when they’re on sale, but most of the time have tortillas around the house. Go figure.. Latin America :) I’ll be giving these a whirl soon, probably in tortillas. Thanks for sharing.

  16. The picture looks great and I didn’t expect the recipe is so simple. I especially love the sauce recipe. Quite a log of ingredients but easy to find. Thanks for sharing! :)

  17. I need more simple meals in my life, and this one is perfect! Okay, I will have to cut back on the “spicy”, but it looks delicious. :)

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