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Almond Thai Basil Chicken Salad

by Kristen

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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I have always thought of making a chicken salad as one of the very best ways to use leftover chicken.  I love that you can pretty much add anything you have in your kitchen to a chicken salad and make it into a quick lunch or dinner.  Plus, there are so many meals you can make with chicken salad.  You can serve it as a sandwich, as a lettuce wrap, with crackers or over pasta or rice!

I thought it would be a great idea to come up with a chicken salad that doesn’t contain mayonnaise or a diary base.  When you’re sending chicken salad for lunch, it’s hard to tell how much that ice pack is keeping things cold.  I made a delicious cold sauce for my chicken salad using MaraNatha Almond Butter.  And I packed a delightful, nutritious lunch, including Sensible Portions Veggie Straws, and Earth’s Best Organic® Sunny Days Snack Bars.

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I made a super easy Almond Thai Sauce out of MaraNatha Almond Butter. This Thai almond sauce is prepared and served cold, so you don’t need to heat the house!  This chicken salad was such an easy recipe to throw together!  This was the perfect lunchbox meal to accompany Sensible Portions Veggie Straws I am so happy that there are some great products out there that will help me pack lunches for my kids that we can be proud of!

Thai Chicken Salad


Almond Thai Sauce

  • 2 heaping tablespoon MaraNatha No Stir Almond Butter
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons almond milk

Chicken Salad

  • 1/4 cup Almond Thai Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup matchbox carrots
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4-5 basil leaves, chopped


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the Thai Almond Sauce together in a small bowl.  You might want to consider heating the almond butter in the microwave, so it mixes better.  Set the sauce aside. 

  2. In a bowl, mix together the chicken, green onions, carrots, and basil.  Slowly add the Thai sauce into the chicken and toss. 

  3. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat it! 

My Thai Chicken salad was a huge hit!  This Thai chicken salad is an easy recipe to throw together using leftover chicken from dinner, a rotisserie chicken, or boiled chicken.   I love coming up with new lunch recipes with products that I feel good feeding my family!


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