Spicy Balinese chicken with cucumber-cabbage salad

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Spicy Balinese chicken with cucumber-cabbage salad

Spicy, Carb-Conscious, Gluten-Free, Mediterranean, Dairy-Free, Diabetes-Friendly, Paleo, Soy-Free, Lean & Clean

2 Servings, 490 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Spicy sambal oelek and Indonesian seasonings bring balanced heat and flavor to pan-cooked chicken, served with a cool cucumber-cabbage salad.

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  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sun Basket turmeric spice blend (granulated garlic - turmeric - ground ginger)
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek (optional)
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 1 wedge organic green or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 organic red or other bell pepper
  • Sun Basket cashew dressing base (cashew butter - coconut aminos - lime juice - toasted sesame oil - garlic - sambal oelek - ginger)
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons dry-roasted cashews

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 490, Protein: 29g (58% DV), Fiber: 9g (36% DV), Total Fat: 32g (49% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 5g (25% DV), Cholesterol: 95mg (32% DV), Sodium: 190mg (8% DV), Carbohydrates: 31g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 11g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (cashew)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, stir together the turmeric spice blend and as much sambal oelek as you like. Add the chicken and rub all over with the mixture. 

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side for thighs, 4 to 6 minutes per side for breasts. Transfer to a plate. Meanwhile, start preparing the rest of the meal. 


Make the cucumber-cabbage salad

  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber into enough ½-inch pieces to measure 3 cups [6 cups]. 
  • Cut away any core from the cabbage; thinly slice the cabbage. 
  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; cut the pepper into ½-inch pieces.

In a small bowl, stir together the cashew dressing base and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss together the cucumber, cabbage, bell pepper, and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] cashew dressing (set aside the remaining dressing for serving). Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Prep the garnishes

  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. 
  • Using the bottom of a bowl or cup, lightly crush the cashews.


Transfer the chicken and cucumber-cabbage salad to individual plates and garnish the salad with the mint and cashews. Serve the remaining dressing and sambal oelek on the side.

Kids Can!
  • Measure the cucumber.
  • Strip the mint leaves.
  • Crush the cashews.
  • Garnish with the mint and cashews.