Spicy Chicken Sandwiches (Banh Mi Ga)

Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Vietnamese use of fresh herbs, hot chiles, pickled vegetables, and a zesty dressing. This recipe refers to Pickled Carrot & Radishes, which makes 2 cups. Only 1/2 cup is needed here. (Eating Well, Summer 2003)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make "Pickled Carrot & Radish" (2 hrs & 20 min).
  2. Combine lime juice and fish sauce in a small bowl.
  3. On the bottom half of baguette, put two layers of cucumber slices.
  4. Then Pickled Carrot & Radish.
  5. Then chicken slices.
  6. Sprinkle with shallot and chiles.
  7. Dribble fish sauce mixture.
  8. Top with cilantro.
  9. On the top half of the baguette, spread mayo.
  10. Replace the top and cut into two 6-inch sandwiches.
Most Helpful

These are very fresh tasting, light and yummy. Just like the Vietnamese rolls served at our local chinese bakery (except our bakery also adds a layer of pate). Perfect for our hot weather picnic. Instead of chicken I used chinese BBQ pork and I also added some mint leaves. You definitely must serve this with Pickled Carrot & Radish Pickled Carrot & Radish which does needs 2 hours to marinate. Thanks for posting a fabulous recipe.

Jewelies December 31, 2005