Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

by Erica Dinho on September 11, 2012

Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)

I threw this Thai Chicken dish together for lunch with some leftover chicken that was in my refrigerator. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed my obsession with arepas. I am always looking for new ways to prepare them!

I love the combination of spicy chili sauce (shirasha), the fragrant basil, fresh vegetables, chicken and crunchy peanuts. I have made many delicious Thai dishes, but I never thought of adding these wonderful Thai flavors to an arepa…until now that is! These arepas are perfect for snacks, a light lunch, or breakfast.

Buen provecho!



(2 servings)

  • 2 cooked medium arepas
  • 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 6 tablespoons of shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Thai chili sauce for serving

Arepa Thai de Pollo (Thai Chicken Arepa)


  1. Place an arepa on a serving plate, top with the cooked chicken and add the cucumber, shredded carrots, red bell pepper and peanuts.
  2. Sprinkle scallions and fresh cilantro. Drizzle chili sauce to your taste and serve.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca September 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM

what a fun fusion dish


2 Belinda @zomppa September 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Thai-Mexican is not exactly the most combination, but as always, you make it work!


3 Luciana January 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Arepas are not mexican. South America does not equal Mexico, you know?


4 nammi September 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yumm, love the flavours!!


5 Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook September 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Love the combination of arepas withe the Thai chicken. Fantastic use of leftover chicken, it looks delicious!


6 Jenn and Seth September 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

these look so fresh and delicious, full of delicious flavor!


7 Chef Lannie Lan September 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

that’s what i’m talkin about. a Latin and Thai Fusion.
Nice one!!


8 sippitysup September 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Thnkas to you I am developing an obsession for Arepas too. GREG


9 grace September 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

sriracha is all the rage these days, and for good reason! these arepas look so tasty, erica!


10 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! September 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

This does look really flavorful.


11 Michell September 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I made this arepa for my Colombian husband. The flavors were wonderful. What a delicious and different idea.


12 Erica September 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Thank you, everyone!


13 Lilith April 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Tengo que intentar hacer este. se ve delicioso.
Erica, será q nos puedes dar la receta de las arepas? yo he intentado con la q viene atras de la bolsa de harina pan y no me quedan =( no se en q estoy fallando


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