Asian Chicken Salad
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 8 min
Servings: 4
Showcasing the four key tastes of Thai cooking: salty, sweet and slightly sour with a hint of spice.


  • 500 g skinless chicken breasts, fat trimmed
  • pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 4 coriander stalks, including roots and leaves
  • 100 g rice noodles
  • 3 cups Chinese cabbage (Wombok), finely shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 4 spring onions (including green tops), ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, loosely packed, roughly torn
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbs water
  • 40 g unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped


  1. Place both chicken breasts in a medium saucepan with enough water to just cover. Season with black pepper.
  2. Add garlic, coriander roots and stems, reserving leaves.
  3. Place over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer with lid on for 2 minutes.
  4. Switch off heat, cover and leave chicken to rest in the liquid stock while preparing salad.
  5. Place the noodles in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes to soften. Drain well.
  6. Add cabbage, carrot, spring onions, bean sprouts and mint to noodles. Roughly chop mint leaves and add to salad ingredients.
  7. Remove chicken and garlic from liquid stock and set aside to cool slightly.
  8. To make dressing, mash cooked garlic in a cup and combine with lime juice, sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce and water.
  9. Coarsely shred or thinly slice the chicken then add to the salad with dressing and combine.
  10. Serve immediately, topped with peanuts.

This dish can be made in advance, but dressing and peanuts are best to be added to salad just before serving.

Variation: Replace the rice noodles with 100g fresh egg noodles. If using dried egg noodles, you will have to cook them according to the packet directions. Substitute poached chicken for 2 skinless breasts of a cooked roast chicken.
Serving Suggestion: For added spice, add a chopped red chilli to the salad mix or sprinkle with white pepper.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1528 kJ 312 kJ
365 Cal 75 Cal
Protein 33.3 g 6.8 g
Fat, total 9.4 g 1.9 g
— saturated 2 g 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 32 g 6.5 g
— sugars 9 g 1.8 g
Sodium 1196.5 mg 244.4 mg
Fibre 8.5 g 1.7 g

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    Very tasty and made quite a lot, next time I will halve the recipe
    Posted on: 15 Sep 16

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