Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad

"A Food and Wine magazine staff favorite! Leave the seeds in the serrano chile if you like the heat/spice!"
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  • Stir together the sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar, water, chile and garlic until the sugar dissolves. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots and cook over med.-high to high heat, stirring, until golden (don't let them burn!) - about 4 minutes or so. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let cool.
  • In a big bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots, onion, cilantro, mint and chicken.
  • Add the olive oil and dressing (the sugar, fish sauce, etc -- combination) and toss.
  • Sprinkle with the peanuts and shallots. Serve with the lime wedges.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Linky
    Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Created by Linky
  2. Linky
    Absolutely delish! My mint was dried, fresh would have been good, too! ZWT9 Soup-a-Stars
  3. Mia in Germany
    Adorable salad! The only change I made was to fry some chicken breast halves myself because I didn't have rotisserie chicken on hand. We had this for dinner and absolutely loved it. Thanks for posting! I'll make this again :)<br/>Made for ZWT 9 / SE Asia for The Apron String Travelers
  4. IngridH
    Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Created by IngridH
  5. IngridH
    I really liked this salad. It was very easy to make, and had wonderful texture from all of the different ingredients- the crunch of the peanuts, shallots and cabbage and onion compared to the juiciness of the chicken and herbs. The dressing was wonderful- I love the combination of fish sauce and lime juice; although I think I'd use rice vinegar next time instead of plain white vinegar. Overall, a wonderful dish for lunch or a light supper, especially with a glass of white wine on the patio on a summer day. Thanks for posting!


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