Thai Smoked Chicken and Papaya Salad

Thai smoked chicken and papaya salad rested on a white late with cutlery and napkin in the background with a bowl of dressing

Thai smoked chicken and papaya salad is super easy and fast to put together. A five minute dressing , slice the smoked chicken and throw your salad together. Easy, fresh and so tasty. 

Smoked chicken 

We love to have smoked chicken in the fridge. It’s super easy for snacks or throwing together this tasty Thai smoked chicken and papaya salad. Smoked chicken is juicy and very economical and is great for sandwiches, salads, pasta, wraps or even on pizza. It is cured, fully cooked and smoked with wood chips. Ready to go. 

Salad swap out

Lots of vegetables can be swapped…..think

  • beansprouts
  • broccoli
  • beans
  • capsicum
  • spring onions
  • napa cabbage
  • rocket
  • radish
  • watercress

thai smoked chicken and papaya salad ingredients on a wooden chopping board

Papaya swap out

Papaya or pawpaw can be swapped for lots of different fruits, think…..

  • fresh mango slices,
  • lychees
  • oranges
  • pineapple
  • pomelo
  • peaches
  • nectarines
  • watermelon
  • rockmelon


This dressing couldn’t be easier simply throw all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake until the sugar dissolves.


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Thai smoked chicken and papaya salad

  • Author: Recipe Winners
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serves



  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce


  • 12 ounces (350 g) smoked chicken breast – (2 medium breasts) thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus steamed and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small red onion halved and finely sliced
  • 1 medium carrot julienned
  • large handful mixed salad greens
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 lebanese cucumber ribbon sliced
  • handful of snow peas
  • 1/2 ripe papaya (pawpaw) cubed
  • handful roasted cashew nuts



  • place all ingredients into a small jar with lid and shake until sugar has dissolved
  • ready to use


  • slice chicken breast thinly
  • place all salad ingredients along with chicken into a bowl
  • pour dressing over and toss
  • serve and enjoy!

  • Category: salads and salad dressings
  • Method: bench top
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: thai smoked chicken and papaya salad

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