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These healthy, high-protein Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowls are loaded with cool and crisp veggies, garnished with bold and crunchy almonds, and smothered in a creamy Almond Sesame Dressing. With so much flavor and texture, this is a 15-minute meal that will fill you up and keep you going through your workouts, summer adventures, and busy workdays!

An overhead shot of a chicken and quinoa bowl topped with lime wedges

Goodness! There is so much going on in these amazingly delicious bowls that I just don’t even know where to start! We’ve always heard that “eating the rainbow” is the key to a healthy diet, so I’m pretty sure that I’ve got you covered with this meal…

At this time of year I totally crave lighter, cooler, fresher foods. I just can’t bring myself to turn on the oven every single night to prepare a hot and bubbly casserole, so instead I turn to salads, smoothies, and minimal-prep options that won’t weigh me down.

But a skimpy salad with a few pieces of iceberg lettuce is NOT a meal! Instead, I want a substantial combination of healthy ingredients that combines protein, veggies, grains, and healthy fats to keep me full and energized!

A side shot of blue diamond almonds in bold sriracha flavor

The key to quick-fix options that satisfy ALL of my tastebuds is using a variety of ingredients that deliver plenty of BIG flavors…like these Blue Diamond Almonds.

I used the Bold Sriracha flavored almonds for this particular recipe because I love the extra spice; however, plain salted and roasted Blue Diamond Almonds would make a perfect substitute if you prefer something mild.

Almonds Are Great For Energy

I’m not the only one who thinks that almonds are an ideal fuel for intense exercise and a healthy lifestyle! In fact, Blue Diamond Almonds is an official sponsor of USA Swimming, so the nuts are powering plenty of great athletes on their “Lane to Greatness” this season!

And this Almond Sesame Dressing? OH.MY.GOSH. You might just want to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon! It’s the perfect smooth and creamy complement to a big bowl of crisp, cool, and crunchy goodness! These, my friends, are the ultimate Power Bowls!

A jar of dressing for a chicken and quinoa salad

Making This Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad;

  • You can use leftover chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken to speed things up
  • Instead of quinoa, brown rice would be a great option to use
  • Add any fresh veggies you like
  • Add some hot sauce for an extra kick

A bowl of chicken and quinoa salad sitting on a wooden surface

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A thai chicken and quinoa salad in a bowl

Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowls

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 562 kcal
A healthy and high protein Thai chicken salad that's packed with flavor!


For the Salads:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup steamed edamame soy beans or peas
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix shredded red or green cabbage
  • 12 ounces cooked and diced chicken
  • ¼ cup Blue Diamond Sriracha almonds
  • Lime wedges and/or fresh cilantro for serving

For the Almond Sesame Dressing:

  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Prepare the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a blender or jar and shaking/mixing until smooth and completely combined. Set aside until ready to serve the salads.
  • To prepare the salads: Divide all of the ingredients on individual plates or in individual bowls. I like to start with a base of coleslaw mix and then add the other toppings. Drizzle with about 2 tablespoons of Almond Sesame Dressing right before serving.


Calories: 562kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 29gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 898mgPotassium: 841mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3445IUVitamin C: 55.1mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 4.5mg
Keyword: chicken with quinoa, quinoa salad
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Author: The Seasoned Mom


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  1. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says:

    Salas bowls make up 80% of my dinners in the summer! I love the thai chicken salad at panera, but this recipe looks way better and more colorful!

    1. Blair says:

      Same here, Bethany! I live on salad bowls during the summer, so I’m always trying to think of new ways to keep them interesting!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    This is definitely a perfect “eat the rainbow” meal! I love the thai flavors in here, and anything with quinoa is a winner in my book. Sounds like such a fresh summer meal!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Gayle!

  3. Nicola says:

    Hey Blaire,
    I am from Germany and found your site today. Great ideas, thanks for sharing them! One question: Do you think it´s possible to freeze the salad without the dressing? I try to Meal Prep by freezing healthy meals.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Nicola! You can definitely prep this meal ahead, but I wouldn’t freeze it. Instead, you can just keep all of the ingredients separate and then combine them when you’re ready to eat. For instance, make the dressing and keep that in the refrigerator. Chop the veggies, and keep them in a container in the fridge. Cook the quinoa, cook and dice the chicken, and then just assemble everything at the last minute! Enjoy. 🙂

      1. Nicola says:

        Thanks so much! You are so inspiring!

        1. Blair says:

          You’re very welcome! Enjoy!

  4. Emily says:

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious, love the sound of those almonds too and that dressing, yum!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you!!