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Bobby Flay’s Chinese Chicken Salad with Chile Pea-mond Dressing

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Chinese Chicken Salad Bobby Flay with Chile Peanut DressingIn celebration of summer, I am in the mood for salads more than usual.  I wanted to make a Chinese Chicken Salad and Bobby Flay’s version with Red Chile Peanut Dressing sounded like a great idea.  I really was attracted to  the combination of the napa cabbage and the  lettuce leaves in the recipe.

Also, if you you’re a fan of  Chinese Chicken Salads, then you know that the dressing is the key.  If the dressing is not flavorful, then the entire salad will be bland and not so great tasting.  My only change to the recipe was to modify the dressing a little.  Even though I like eating peanuts,  I did not want to have a strong  peanut butter flavored dressing for my salad.  I used half almond butter and half peanut butter and decreased the amount of heat in consideration of my kids.  Well, this dressing was a winner for me – It turned out super tasty and just the way I like it.

The best part of any dressing is if you double the recipe you can make another batch of this salad few weeks from now, or use it  for chicken/beef satays, or even stir fry’s.

Please note to help minimize chopping efforts, I used my food processor to shred most of the vegetables.  To save even more time, you can get your vegetables already pre-chopped, julienned, or shredded… it does not matter much, since the end result will be a great tasting salad.

Here is the original recipe link to Bobby’s version.


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  • Squeaky Gourmet

    yum! Looks beautiful as well!

  • http://sticksforksfingers.blogspot.com Pam @ Sticks Forks Fingers

    This looks great, and I'm a big fan of using the rotiserrie chicken, especially this time of year. I love the almond butter substitution as well. this will be a great thing to serve our visiting low-carb eating son this week! thanks for the inspiration.
    My best, Pam @ Sticks Forks Fingers

  • sippitysup

    Beautiful flavors in this salad! It is also photographed so nicely. Since you started with a Flay recipe I know it will have a satisfying boldness. Besides all that Almond Butter…Thanks for visiting Sippity Sup. GREG

  • Stksylva12

    This is a very lively summer salad, makes great dinner or lunch. I liked how you put it in a transparent dish, this way you see everything, like the green onions, mint. Good job Adelina. BTW I like Bobby Flay's spicy recipes, I am sure you do too,
    warm greetings,

  • http://sweetandsavorytooth.com Heather I.

    Ooooh, I love almond butter- what a great way to mix it up! I couldn't agree more that the dressing is where its at with this salad. Yum!

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Thar dressing is wonderful…A beautiful salad:)

  • Pachecopatty

    I am a chi chi salad lover! I order it in restaurants all the time just to see if I can find the perfect one. I like napa cabbage and most of the ingredients in your recipe I use myself when I make chi chi salad, like the peanut butter,cilantro, peanuts etc. It all sounds good. One thing I add sometimes that's a little weird is fresh blueberries! Anyway, it's one of my favorite salads, thanks for the recipe:-)

  • Baking Serendipity

    I love salads in the summer as well, and this looks like a great new one to try!

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com Torviewtoronto

    lovely dressing

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Yes, Sylvia! I do like Bobby's spicy recipes. :) Thanks so much for visiting my site.

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Interesting. I do love blueberries and I am sure it's a great substitute to mandarine oranges… I just can't picture the peanut dressing complimenting the blueberries. You might be using a different dressing.

  • http://www.tasteofbeirut.com tasteofbeirut

    This salad sounds and looks perfect for our hot and humid days here! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://chefwanabe.com Anna

    I love Bobby Flay food, it's always spicy and full of flavor, I miss his restaurant ” Mesa” in NY they have an amazing Brunch.
    This salad looks delicious. Have a great weekend. :-)

  • http://wood-saladbowls.com Wood Salad Bowls

    I like Pasta salad! but your Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe interested me. your food pictures tempt my taste. surely tempt my appetite.. thanks for sharing…



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