Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
45 mins
25 mins

This is the perfect entree salad in my opinion! Once you make it the first time, you will want it again and again! It is very crisp, clean and fresh tasting. Although there are a lot of ingredients, it is very simple and foolproof to prepare. I always buy a precooked whole chicken at the market to use for this salad. Makes it perfect for a summer get-together!

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  1. Salt, pepper and roast chicken breasts at 400 until done.
  2. Cool.
  3. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together chili paste, garlic, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, and peanut oil until well combined.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Remove chicken meat from bones and slice each breast thinly on the bias.
  6. In a medium bowl, toss together cabbage, mint, and cilantro.
  7. Add 1/2 of the dressing and toss.
  8. Place on a large platter or 4 individual platters.
  9. Top cabbage mixture with onion, pepper, cucumber, carrots, bell pepper, and chicken.
  10. Drizzle with the reserved dressing, garnish with peanuts and cilantro sprigs, and serve.