Raising a family is hard work. It’s even harder when you’re juggling your time between caring for your children, cooking, and working full-time. That’s why this Vietnamese Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect quick dinner option! All it takes to make this dish are chicken, rice noodles, cilantro, carrots, cucumber and peanuts with an easy dressing of lime juice and soy sauce. You can whip up this meal in less than 20 minutes for your entire family to enjoy together without having to slave away over the stove all day long!
Moms everywhere will love this healthy take on traditional pho that they can put together quickly any night of the week. When you need something quick but still want healthy food for your family.
prep: 30 mins, total: 30 mins, Servings: 4, Yield: 4 servings
2 cooked skinless boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped green chile peppers
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
⅓ cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
⅓ onion, finely chopped
½ head cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
Stir together the chopped green chiles, rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, sugar, sesame oil, vegetable oil, and black pepper until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the sugar is dissolved.
Place the chicken, cabbage, carrot, onion, peanuts, and cilantro in a salad bowl, and toss thoroughly together with tongs. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss again. Serve immediately.
Per Serving: 303 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 36.5mg; sodium 990.9mg.