Vietnamese chicken salad

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By: Uyen Luu

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.39 / 5 (31 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
30 min

Chicken strips are mixed into a spicy herb salad for this Vietnamese chicken salad recipe by Uyen Luu


1. Put the chicken thighs in a pot with a lid with 1 litre of fresh cold water and bring to the boil. After about seven minutes, remove the scum that surfaces, then add a stock cube and leave it to cook for 30 minutes.

2. For the pickled onion: Place the red onion in a bowl with vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper, mixing occasionally.

3. For the salad: Place the carrots and daikon in a salad bowl. Mix in cider vinegar and sugar. Put the herbs together in a separate bowl.

4. For the dressing: Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together in a separate bowl.

5. When the chicken is cooked, leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. De-bone the meat and tear along the grain into strips. Add the chicken strips to the carrot and daikon mixture. Drain off the pickled onion and add it to the bowl. Add the dressing and the chopped herbs. Mix well together.

6. Garnish with a few sprigs of coriander and mints and a sprinkle of peanuts. Serve with prawn crackers.


For the chicken

  • 3 chicken thighs, skinned and weighing 460g
  • 1 litres water
  • 1 chicken stock cube

For the pickled onion

  • 1 medium red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

For the salad

For the dressing

Tips and suggestions

Daikon is a long white crunchy vegetable from the radish family, similar in appearance to fresh horseradish but with a lighter, peppery taste - find it at a good greengrocer.

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Latest Comment


I made this with leftover roast pork so it was just a matter of preparing the vegetables and dressings. Mooli is another name for daikon, by the way. It's a nice crunchy, refreshing salad and lends itself to variations in the meat added or the herbs

brrm brrm brrm brrm  Posted 13 Oct 2014 9:35 PM

It's a long white large type of radish...

jeanP59088 jeanP59088  Posted 10 Aug 2012 7:15 PM

Sorry, but please tell me what's daikon?

HildegardN77561 HildegardN77561  Posted 30 Jul 2012 8:46 AM