Sriracha Chicken Salad

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This sriracha chicken salad is a delectable combination of fresh greens, spicy chicken, and a tangy Greek green goddess dressing! If you’re looking to add a flavorful and healthy salad recipe to the menu, here it is! Sriracha chicken salad in a bowl Get those veggie in this week and make this sriracha chicken salad! We also have a variety of different salad recipes on FFF! Whether you are looking for green salads, potato salad, broccoli salad, or even pasta salad! We’ve got you covered!

A Perfectly Balanced Salad

What’s in a salad? There are so many ways to construct the perfect salad! The number one rule to remember is use ingredients that you love, that way you’ll actually look forward to eating a delicious salad! We are huge fans of sriracha and crispy chicken, so why not cook up some delicious sriracha chicken and throw it on a salad? We kept this sriracha chicken salad balanced with a spicy chicken, a tangy dressing that pairs well with the sriracha, all over delicious greens and vegetables! Let’s break each layer of this perfect salad down!

Chicken 

The chicken in this recipe is sriracha chicken. We use chicken breast because it’s widely available, very lean, and takes on flavor really well! If you don’t have chicken breast, feel free to use skinless chicken thighs or chicken tender cutlets! Any chicken would taste delicious!

Dressing 

Greek yogurt pairs so well with spicy food. It gives your mouth a break from the spice while also giving you an amazing tanginess. We just love it! We blended greek yogurt with fresh herbs, lemon, and garlic to make a delicious green goodness dressing! If you are not a fan of green goddess dressing, feel free to choose one of these healthy dressing recipes!

Vegetables

We went with a spring mix, sliced radishes, and diced red onions as the base vegetables in this salad! The greens are buttery and the radishes and onion give the perfect crunch! You can also choose your own toppings to go along with the crispiness of this salad! We went with creamy fresh avocado and blue cheese crumbles! YUMO. A piece of sriracha chicken on a fork

How to Make Sriracha Chicken CRISPY

Sriracha chicken is definitely the star of the show for this salad! It is coated, cooked up, and then tossed with a sweet + spicy sriracha sauce!
  1. Make the sriracha sauce first and set it aside!
  2. Next, mix up your “breading” for the chicken and toss the chicken in an egg wash and coat it with the breading.
  3. Then, BEFORE tossing it in sauce brown the chicken in a skillet or cast iron pan! This is going to really crisp your chicken up!
  4. Once all chicken is browned, toss the chicken with the sriracha sauce until each chicken piece is coated with sriracha sauce.
Just be careful of this–> Sometimes browning the chicken without a sauce causes some smoking! Make sure you have your kitchen fan on when cooking the chicken over the stove! Breading chicken for the sriracha chicken salad Browning Chicken

Keep these Tips + Tricks in Mind

If you are meal prepping this salad When preparing this salad for lunch or dinner, go ahead and follow the recipe as is! If you are meal prepping this salad for the week, we suggest waiting to add the dressing to the salad until right before eating it! Change up the vegetables Don’t fret too much about switching up what vegetables you use! If you don’t have a spring mix, arugula or romaine would also be great in this salad! No radishes, chop up some sweet peppers or carrots! The options are endless. It’s all about adding ingredients to this salad that you are excited to eat! Swap cheeses!  Not a fan of blue cheese? Have no fear, feta or goat cheese crumbles would also be a tasty addition to this sriracha chicken salad! Sriracha Chicken Salad

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4.80 from 25 votes

Sriracha Chicken Salad

This sriracha chicken salad is a delectable combination of fresh greens, spicy chicken, and a tangy Greek green goddess dressing! If you’re looking to add a flavorful and healthy salad recipe to the menu, here it is!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

For the Chicken

For the Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced
  • salt, to taste
  • water or olive oil, to taste (to thin the dressing out)

For the Salad

  • 4 handfuls of mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced

Instructions 

For the Chicken

  • First, dice chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  • Then, create the sriracha sauce by mixing together sriracha, lemon, honey, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Place ground oat flour, salt, and pepper, into a medium bowl and mix. Whisk an egg in another medium bowl and set aside.
  • Next, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over low/medium. Low/medium is important in order to prevent burning.
  • While the pan is heating up, prep chicken by dipping each piece into the egg wash and then into oat flour to coat on all sides. This is going to help create a crunchier texture.
  • Place chicken on sauce pan and sauté for 6-10 minutes, or until cooked all the way through. We suggest turning your fan on as the chicken may get a little smokey.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, add sriracha sauce to the pan and toss, fully coating all of the chicken pieces. Set chicken aside.

For the Dressing

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  • Option to add water or olive oil as needed to thin out dressing to reach a desired consistency.

For the Salad

  • Assemble salad by placing 2 handfuls of mixed greens into 2 large bowls.
  • Then, divide out blue cheese crumbles, sliced radishes, diced onion, avocado, and sriracha chicken into the two bowls
  • Serve with green goddess dressing.

Tips & Notes

  • honey: If the sriracha sauce is too spicy for your liking, add a little bit more honey to tame it down!

Nutrition

Calories: 589 kcal, Protein: 40 g, Fat: 24 g, Fiber: 9 g, Sugar: 26 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Dana
April 1, 2020 6:51 pm
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My family loved this. The chicken was amazing. Great recipe.

April 3, 2016 5:55 am
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Ok…am here to testify after being bullied by Mrs Siloye. She tried this and it was amazing! Even i loved it! There I said it. Nice site too by the way. Cheers

January 22, 2016 2:20 am
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Thanks for this great recipe Lee. I made this salad last weekend to my family, with fresh avocado and chicken grilled in the oven and it was absolutely delicious! Even my small kids agreed to eat it (: . Thank for that

Danielle
August 6, 2015 9:54 pm
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5 stars
I made this for dinner tonight and it was very good. I didn’t coat the chicken in oat flour, instead I had the husband grill it. Delicious.

Donna
July 20, 2015 6:04 pm

An aside. I saw the above comment about the dressing. My 9 yo son saw the finished product of the goddess dressing in blender and thought it was a “smoothie.” Of course, “yuck” was his response. He does not know what he is missing!

Donna
July 20, 2015 5:59 pm
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5 stars
Just made the sriracha chicken salad and it was a winner!!! Yummy! Hubby approved!!! Not one unhealthy ingredient. I used Trader Joe’s Sriracha Sauce as it does not have all the added junk like the rest. The only downfall was that I thought prep was a bit tedious (made sauce last night; doubled). I doubled everything but the dressing. Leftovers! Yay!

May 18, 2015 2:31 pm

Wow, green goddess dressing! Sounds AMAZING!! So many delicious things in this recipe – will HAVE to try it! 🙂

Madeline
May 7, 2015 10:17 am
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I had this recipe bookmarked for a long time before I finally attempted it last night. One tends to forget how spicy cilantro can be… apart from my four year old who is taking a while to become accustomed to my taste for heat, this was an absolute HIT with my family last night. It was way better than other buffalo chicken-style salads I’ve made. This was seriously a KILLER salad!! Thanks so much for the recipe; I am definitely going to try out some more of yours!

Lindsey
April 2, 2015 4:04 pm

I made the chicken and put it over zucchini noodles and it was amazing! I was literally licking the bowl that sauce is so good. I’m making it again tonight! Love your website!

Lindsey
April 2, 2015 4:04 pm

I made the chicken and put it over zucchini noodles and it was amazing! I was literally licking the bowl that sauce is so good. I’m making it again tonight! Love your website!