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Coconut Chicken Salad




Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes


Spice Level:









Coconut Chicken Salad

Coconut Chicken Salad

So easy to make and so delicious with only four ingredients. This coconut rice is perfect for cooling off Thailand's many spicy curries!

Items Required For Recipe

Thai Basil Leaves

Thai Basil Leaves

Thai Green Curry Paste

Thai Green Curry Paste

Palm Sugar

Palm Sugar

Thai Green Curry Paste

Thai Green Curry Paste

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Fish Sauce

Fish Sauce


  • 200ml Thai Taste Coconut Milk

  • Pinch of salt

  • 100ml Chicken or Vegetable stock

  • 4 Chicken Breasts – skinless and cut into chunky portions

  • 1 tsp Thai Taste Palm Sugar

  • 1 tbsp Thai Taste Fish Sauce

  • 1 tbsp of fresh Lime Juice

  • 1 generous tbsp Thai Taste Green Curry Paste

  • Mixture of oriental salad leaves – Can include Pak Choi, Mizuna, Mustard Leaf, Tatsoi

  • Handful of herby salad leaves

  • Fresh Coriander

  • Thai Basil Leaves

  • 2 Banana Shallots – peeled and finely sliced

  • Grated Fresh Lime zest

  • 1 tbsp Crushed Roasted Peanuts


Step 1

Heat the coconut milk in a pan with a pinch of salt and about ½ the stock. Add the chicken, sugar, fish sauce and lime juice and gently simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and set aside to cool.

Step 2

Add the green curry paste to the coconut milk mix in the pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Step 3

Shred the chicken and return to the pan turning to coat thoroughly in the sauce. Leave to cool to approximate room temperature.

Step 4

Mix the various salad leaves, basil and shallots together in a large salad bowl. Into this pour the chicken and sauce mixture and turn again to coat the salad.

Step 5

Sprinkle with some fresh lime zest and a few ground roast peanuts and serve.

Chef's Tip

When cooking the chicken, add more stock if the coconut milk appears to be separating or the pan is getting a little dry. You may want to add a bit of heat with freshly sliced green or red chillies.

Did You Know?

Thai food is bursting with flavour from its colourful ingredients and coconut milk balances them all just perfectly.

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