When it comes to any recipe with me, I have to have two things met - lots of flavour (obviously) and texture. Texture in a salad (or in this case a chicken noodle salad) is SO important. So of course, this salad has texture from chopped peanuts and from the crunchy celery, which also cools things down. Its the perfect spring and summer salad, just be sure to keep extra dressing around to add before eating, noodles have a way of soaking up all that sauce way too easily.
This bang bang sauce isn't traditional, as it doesn't have Thai sweet chili sauce. If you prefer to use that, you can. I don't typically have it on hand and don't always feel like making it myself.
You can also check out my DIY Thai sweet chili sauce over here if you'd like.
Instead, I use sriracha, honey and lime juice. So all you need for this dressing is:
The first thing to do is make the easy dressing.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sriracha, honey and lime juice and set that aside.
Once you have your cooked chicken shredded, place it in a bowl. Add the fish sauce, lime juice and about three to four tablespoons of the bang bang dressing. Mix well and set that aside.
Cook the noodles and then once drained, place them in a large bowl. Add the carrots and celery and most of the dressing. Toss well, and then add the chicken and mix again.
Scatter the Thai basil, cilantro, peanuts and chopped chili peppers. Serve and enjoy this chicken noodle salad!
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This delicious cold chicken noodle salad recipe is perfect for meal prep, bringing to a picnic, potluck or just enjoying at home. Don't skip on the spicy bang bang style dressing, it's SO good!
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