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    Grilled Chicken Banh Mi

    Grilled Chicken Banh Mi. Photo by spicyperspective

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    15 mins

    spicyperspective's Note:

    The marinated meats and the pickled veggies are the standout items on this sandwich. In my version, the chicken is soaked in a fish sauce and lime juice marinade. I have a love-hate relationship with fish sauce. I LOVE the distinct flavor that greatly enhances meat, but HATE the putrid odor that seems to linger for hours. DON'T BE TEMPTED TO SKIP THE FISH SAUCE! It is a vital part of Vietnamese cooking. My suggestion with fish sauce is, hold your nose and pour away! The heinous odor will diminish once cooked!

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    1. 1
      Mix the first six ingredients in a baking dish. Add the chicken breasts to the dish, cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Longer is better!
    2. 2
      Stir the hot tap water and sugar in a medium bowl, until the sugar dissolves. Add the vinegar, salt, red pepper, sliced carrots and radishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Heat the grill to medium. Grill the chicken breasts for 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cover them with foil to rest for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Open the sub rolls and grill the insides for about 1-3 minute—until toasted.
    5. 5
      Drain the pickled veggies. Slice the chicken into thin pieces.
    6. 6
      Spread mayo over in the sub rolls. Layer the cucumbers, chicken, pickled veggies, cilantro leaves and jalapeños in the rolls.
    7. 7
      Serve immediately!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 27, 2012


      The marinade makes this sandwich great. I added some sriracha sauce to the mayo for some added spice. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

      I used a different recipe for the pickled vegetables, so I can't comment on that part.

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    • on September 13, 2010


      This was a great meal, and something different from what we would normally eat. The fish sauce was definitely stinky, but was definitely what made the marinade. I marinated the chicken & soaked the veggies for probably 3 hours. We had to cook the chicken inside in a pan because it was just too hot out to grill. The crunch of the pickled veggies & the cucumbers, with the flavor of the chicken was just sooooo tasty. My husband loved it and both of us can't wait to try making it again. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    • on October 11, 2010


      What a great sandwich. The marinade gave the chicken a distinct and unique flavor. Combined with the pickled veggies, you had a combination that is really different than your everyday sandwich. I doubt it would be a big hit with children, but slightly adventurous adult taste buds would probably really enjoy. I used the broiler for the chicken, about 3 1/2 minutes on each side (I had cut the breasts so they were only half as thick) as long as you don't go too heavy on the mayo, this is a healthy choice as well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Chicken Banh Mi

    Serving Size: 1 (446 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 482.0
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 63.9 mg
    Sodium 3217.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 24.3 g
    Protein 30.1 g

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