Quick 'n Easy Vietnamese Chicken Salad
photo by teresas
- Ready In:
- 2 chicken breasts or 2 chicken thighs, cooked, boned, skinned, roughly shredded
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 chilies, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 shallots or 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 2 cups Chinese cabbage or 2 cups savoy cabbage, shredded
- 4 tablespoons vietnamese mint or 4 tablespoons mint, finely chopped
- Mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, ginger, chilli, garlic and shallots (or red onion).
- Plunge the bean sprouts into boiling water for 10 seconds, drain them and rinse under cold water to stop them from cooking any further.
- Mix the bean sprouts with the Chinese cabbage, Vietnamese mint and chicken.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
- Serve as a light meal, or as a main dish over steamed rice.
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This was very delicious. A nice light lunch or dinner. I followed the directions, including the bean sprouts. Ate it over several days, and the bean sprouts stayed crisp, the cabbage got a little soggy. Overall, a tasty addition to a summer salad rotation. Add almonds or raman noodles for a little crunch.
I picked this because I had some leftover chicken to use up. I didn't have bean sprouts but had leftover steamed broccoli, so I substituted that for the bean sprouts. And I used regular mint rather than vietnamese mint. The result was great and so, so easy and fast to throw together. What sets this salad apart is the mint and the taste of the dressing, which was light and refreshing.
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