This is a favourite with our whole family. You can still make this dish if you don't have any leftover roast, just buy a cooked chicken from the shop. Too easy! Pack in plastic noodle boxes for a bit of fun.


  • 100g vermicelli rice noodles

  • 400g cooked chicken, shredded

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, julienned

  • 1 carrot, julienned or grated

  • 1 red capsicum, sliced

  • 2 handfuls bean shoots

  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 handful mint leaves, chopped

  • 1 handful coriander leaves, chopped

  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded, and chopped (optional)

  • 1 handful peanuts, roasted and chopped

  • Dressing

  • 6 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped (optional)

  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (optional)


  • 1.

    Place noodles in a bowl of boiling water. Allow to soften for 3-5 minutes, then drain and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly.

  • 2.

    To make dressing, shake ingredients in a jar until combined. Taste and adjust to your liking. 

  • 3.

    In a large salad bowl, mix chicken, cucumber, carrot, capsicum, bean shoots, spring onion, mint and coriander leaves. Add dressing and toss to coat. Then add softened noodles and gently toss to combine.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle with chilli and chopped peanuts.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 449kj
  • Fat Total 17g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Protein 34g
  • Carbohydrate 39g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 1287mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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