This is very similar to the regular Grilled Cabbage Salad that my husband makes, except it is with Asian spices and my favorite, a peanut dressing!

Grilled Cabbage Salad With Spicy Peanut Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 large servings

Grilled Cabbage Salad With Spicy Peanut Dressing


  • Salad:
  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 1/2 bunch of green onions (diced)
  • 2 large carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 big handful of cilantro, stems removed (or to taste)
  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts or thighs (marinated and grilled)
  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Xylitol
  • 3 tsp chili garlic paste
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Add chicken to a zip lock bag and add chili sauce and water. Let marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat grill to med-high (or high, if you can watch it), and let it pre-heat for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Standing cabbage on its stem, slice it into 1-inch-thick disks (don't cut the stem out, as it will help hold things together on the grill).
  4. Place cabbage on grill and cook about 4-6 minutes per side. Add chicken to grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Once cabbage is done, set aside to cool.
  5. When chicken is done, cover with foil and set aside.
  6. Once cabbage is cooled, chop and place in a large bowl. Add rest of vegetables and cilantro.
  7. Meanwhile mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over salad. Toss well.
  8. Slice grilled chicken.
  9. Divide salad among two plates and top with slices of chicken. Garnish with leftover cilantro. Enjoy!