Grilled Chicken Banh Mi

Grilled Chicken Banh Mi created by DianaEatingRichly

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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1hr 15mins
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open the sub rolls and grill the insides for about 1-3 minute—until toasted.
  • Drain the pickled veggies. Slice the chicken into thin pieces.
  • Spread mayo over in the sub rolls. Layer the cucumbers, chicken, pickled veggies, cilantro leaves and jalapeños in the rolls.
  • Serve immediately!
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"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. Frederick J.
    Living in Southern Ca. I find authentic.non smelly fish sauce.opt for thighs, juicier. Easy recipe and transfers easily to broiler.
  2. mr.pizzaman
    Isn't Banh Mi On soft sandwich rolls get crusty baguette Banh mi which is French style bread. I purchased at my local Pho restaurant to keep authentic.
  3. mr.pizzaman
    I can't stand soft store bought sandwich rolls so I used authentic Banh Mi from pho restaurant.
  4. Jacqueline N.
    what is fish sauce
  5. Claudia l
    Authentic. Excellent marinade and vinegar dressing. Can also be made with pork. Agree with comment to mix Japanese mayo (can be found in Asian stores) with sirichai sauce to make chili mayo. Thanks for a great recipe!
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