Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Contributor: Lyra Chua, Singapore

Quick & Easy Vietnamese inspired no carb meal

Try preparing this meal the night before for a light lunch in the office. Easily assembled in your pantry or desk.

 

  1. MARINATE THE CHICKEN: Mix 3 Tbsp of sake, lime zest, 1 lime juice, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the chicken, massage the marinade into the chicken. Preferably to marinate overnight, at least of 30 minutes of marinade is required.
  1. PAN FRY: Preheat a not stick pan in medium high heat, add in 1 Tbsp of cooking oil and 1 Tbsp of sesame oil. Remove the chicken breasts from the fridge. When the pan is hot, place the chicken breasts in the pan and cover the pan. About 5 mins, re-coat the chicken with the marinade, and flip to the other side, then cover the pan, lower the heat and cook for another 5 mins. Shred the chicken.
  1. BOIL: Add a little salt into the boiling pot of water, added in the edamame. I normally will defrost the edamame 5 mins before cooking. Cook according to the timing indicated on the packaging (about 3 to 5 mins). Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside. De-pod edamame as we only need the beans.
  1. FINE CHOP: Carrot, green cabbage, red cabbage and red onion, all will need a finely chopped, and set aside for mixing.
  1. VIETNAMESE DRESSING: Mix 3 Tbsp fish sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, ½ Tblp brown sugar (rock sugar), 2 Tbsp of hot water, 2 lime juice in a jar and shake well.
  1. TOSS & SERVE: Combine all fine chop ingredients, shred chicken and edamame in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over salad and sprinkle mint and coriander leaves over salad.

 

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