This vibrant glass noodle spicy chicken salad packs a punch with a zippy chilli, soy and balsamic dressing.


  • 450g/1lb skinless chicken fillet

  • For the marinade

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed, and finely chopped

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

  • For the Salad

  • 1 small packet rice vermicelli (approx 125g/4 oz)

  • 1 small red onion, very finely sliced

  • 1 small bunch coriander

  • few leaves mint

  • 1 red pepper, cut into fine strips

  • mixed salad leaves


  • 1.

    Cut the chicken into 3cm/1in strips, and place in a large bowl. Combine the marinade ingredients and pour on to the chicken, and mix well. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  • 2.

    Preheat the grill to high.

  • 3.

    Place the chicken strips on a grill tray and grill for 4-5 minutes without turning. When cooked, remove and cover with foil while you prepare the salad. To make the dressing, stir together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

  • 4.

    Place the rice vermicelli in a large bowl, and cover with boiling water. Leave until soft, about 10 minutes.

  • 5.

    Place the sliced onion in iced water for 2-3 minutes, this will make it crisp, and mellow the flavour out a little. Drain both the vermicelli and onion well, and place in a large bowl.

  • 6.

    Tear the coriander and mint leaves away from the stalks, and add to the bowl along with the salad leaves and the red pepper.

  • 7.

    To serve, add the chicken strips, the juices, and the dressing to the salad.

  • 8.

    Toss gently with your hands, and divide onto plates, arranging in an attractive manner. Serve at once.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 794kj
  • Fat Total 39g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 28g
  • Carbohydrate 79g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sodium 679mg

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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Fab dish quick & easy to do would recommend 10 out of 10
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This is a fab dish so tasty & quick to do 10 out of 10