This simple Vietnamese salad is great for a hot summer night. The tart flavors of the onion, lemon, and salt are offset by the cabbage and chicken.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onions, and chicken. Toss with olive oil until everything is lightly coated. Season with salt and pepper and continue to toss while adding lemon juice. Add enough lemon juice so that you can taste it in every bite. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. The longer it sets the more the flavors mesh together and the better it tastes!

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Nutrition Facts

231.1 calories; 15.7 g protein; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 35 mg cholesterol; 66.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This salad is great for a hot summer day here in North Queensland Australia. I did add finely chopped Vietnam mint and fresh mint.Served with spiced chicken and cold steamed rice and yoghurt mayonaise Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/25/2012
I did not care for this recipe. A big disappointment. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This salad is great for a hot summer day here in North Queensland Australia. I did add finely chopped Vietnam mint and fresh mint.Served with spiced chicken and cold steamed rice and yoghurt mayonaise Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
This is a good basic recipe. I customized by adding some fish sauce mixed with water garlic sugar olive oil. Everything else in the recipe stays the same. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
My wife used to make a recipe similar to this which called for tuna instead of chicken. We both liked Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad a lot. It's curiously habit forming particularly when one is really hungry. My only modification was using extra virgin olive oil instead of regular olive oil. I was generous with the salt and pepper which makes a big difference in the flavor. Over 50% of the calories are fat calories but I'm okay with that: 1) the fat calories are "good fat" from the olive oil and 2) when paired with other healthy dishes the fat percentage of the meal will reduce. I recommend this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2008
This recipe was really quick and very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2013
Great summertime cabbage salad. It does need a little more lemon. Knowing that Vietnamese cuisine uses cilantro (ngo) I chopped some up and added it to the recipe which made it 5 stars. Either way it's good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2009
This was great and really easy. I used some left over grilled chicken and then followed the recipie as written. My husband is trying to eat better and constantly complains that the food does not have enough flavor. He didn't even add extra salad dressing to this - Amazing! He asked for it at least once a week! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
This was pretty good. I used one large juicy lemon but would recommend that you use two. This was crisp and cold and perfect for summer unfortunately I am currently surrounded by about a foot of snow. Which got me thinking that this would be really good heated up on the stove top for about 5 min. I didn't try that though. This is also nice because you can make it ahead of time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2010
Two unions is very over powering! If they were cooked then added it would be a great flavor. We had more union on each fork full then anything else! Over all it was OK but not great. My husband found it tastes really good heated in the skillet with some fetta cheese. Or with a scrabbled egg (tastes like an eggroll). I wont be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
It's more of a chicken cole slaw. It wasn't very filling. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/25/2012
I did not care for this recipe. A big disappointment. Read More
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