"This is a colorful and wonderfully zippy chicken and spelt salad with a spicy soy sauce dressing." — Always Cooking Up Something
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Asian sesame oil
rice wine vinegar
creamy peanut butter
freshly grated ginger
grated fresh garlic
serrano chile peppers, minced
onion, peeled and cut into chunks
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
red bell pepper, sliced
green onions, thinly sliced
coarsely chopped fresh parsley
coarsely chopped cilantro
carrot, thinly sliced
thinly sliced red cabbage
Okay, I didn't try the whole recipe because this was a last minute thing, but I made the dressing for an oriental chicken salad and it was delicious. I also substituted 1 tbsp. sweet chile sauce for the cayenne and serrano peppers which probably toned it down a little (I have four little eaters). It made a delicious marinade for the chicken and an excellent dressing. I will never buy peanut sauce again!
I saved this recipe even though I am supposed to eat "gluten free" and spelt is classed as gluten. I just substituted rice for the spelt. The sauce is wonderful, and I am going to use it in other recipes I make! Thanks for sharing ACUS!!!
This is the first time I've ever commented and it's because I absolutely LOVED this salad!! Yum yum yum!!!! Perfect spicyness and such a completely balanced meal.
I did add Napa Cabbage to the mix and I used Kamut since I didn't have any spelt. I also through in some chicken bouillon when I boiled the chicken.
Tried Spelt berries for the first time with your recipe. It was a delicious way to try a new food! Thanks! A very beautiful dish too!
The sauce is wonderful! I just added it to my stir-fried veggies and it was great warm too.
Fantastic. I brought it today for volunteer lunch for my SPCA thrift store lunch and they scarfed it down.
One of the best things I have ever made.
Made this tonight and it was very good. Three out of four of us really enjoyed it, which is a close to a hit as anything other than ice cream gets in our house. I love getting a new way to use an unusual grain. Spelt is delicious and the nutty texture went well with the peanut sauce. I did think the final dish was a bit salty between the soy sauce and the salted spelt water so next time I will not salt the water and wait until the end to add any salt. I did not have any cabbage so I substituted in broccoli so the dish came out more stir fry than salad but that is great either way. I did double the sauce recipe because I doubled the veggies like I usually do in recipes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Chicken and Spelt Salad
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 92
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