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Vietnamese Salad With Chicken

This is a wonderful salad filled with colour and crunch. The whole family will love it.


  • Chicken

  • 400 grams chicken tenderloin (tendon removed)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • Vietnamese Salad Dressing

  • 4 Hot red chilli seeded and finely chopped (save a few slices for salad garnish)

  • 4 large cloves of garlic finely grated

  • 8 tbsp sugar (1/2 cup)

  • 6 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 12 tbsp lime juice (180 ml)

  • 6 tbsp fish sauce

  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 4 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Vietnamese Salad

  • 400 grams cabbage finely shredded (used sugarloaf)

  • 2 medium carrots shredded, julienned or grated

  • 2 stalks celery finely sliced

  • 1 red capsicum (sweet red pepper) finely sliced

  • 1 green capsicum (green pepper) finely sliced

  • 1 fat bunch of mint (approx 80 grams) stemmed weight finely chopped (save a few leaves for garnish)

  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped roasted peanuts

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots – spring onions (only the green ends)


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Mix garlic, ginger, soy sauce and lime juice and coat chicken pieces. Marinate for 15 minutes but no longer than an hour.

  • 3.

    Just before you’re ready to serve, cook in a hot grill pan until just done. It should only take a few minutes on each side. Don’t overcook chicken.

  • 4.

    Vietnamese Salad Dressing

  • 5.

    Combine all ingredients in a large measuring cup and stir well to combine and set aside while you make the salad.

  • 6.

    Make the dressing second so the flavors have a chance to develop while you’re slicing and dicing.

  • 7.

    Vietnamese Mint Salad

  • 8.

    In a large bowl combine the cabbage, carrot, celery, peppers and mint.

  • 9.

    Set aside while you cook the chicken.

  • 10.

    Add dressing just before serving.

  • 11.


  • 12.

    Place salad on serving plate and garnish with whole mint leaves, chopped peanuts and chilli slices.

  • 13.

    Arrange chicken pieces on top of salad and drizzle dressing over salad and chicken

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