A Vietnamese sandwich, made with chicken and full of pickled vegetables. My husband works around a lot of Vietnamese restaurants, and I was making him bring me home these tasty sandwiches. Finally I attempted to make one, and found that my recipe was even better than the restaurants, mainly because I used chicken breast and fresher ingredients. I also love the pickled vegetables, so I made sure there was plenty of those.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place rice vinegar, water, and sugar into a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Allow the mixture to cool.

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  • Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the carrot, radish, and onion in a bowl, and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes. Drain off the excess vinegar mixture after the vegetables have marinated.

  • While the vegetables are marinating, preheat the oven's broiler, and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Lightly oil a slotted broiler pan.

  • Sprinkle the chicken breast with garlic salt and pepper, and broil on slotted broiler pan, turning once, until the center of the chicken breast is no longer pink and the surface has browned, about 6 minutes per side. Remove the broiled chicken, and slice into bite-size pieces.

  • Slice the baguette in half the long way, and pull the center of the bread out of the baguette halves, leaving a cavity for the filling. Place the baguette halves under the broiler to lightly toast, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • To assemble the bahn mi sandwich, spread each half of the toasted baguette with mayonnaise, and fill the cavity of the bottom half of the bread with broiled chicken, cucumber slices, pickled carrot, onion, and radish, cilantro leaves, and jalapeno pepper. Squeeze a wedge of lime over the filling, and top with the other half of the baguette.

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Nutrition Facts

657 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 990 mg sodium. 85.2 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
I used this recipe as my inspiration & only made the marinade adding 1/4 tsp. kosher salt. I'd had pork to use from a slow smoked butt roast which was moist & wonderfully seasoned so I think any good flavored pork or chicken might work just as well. I let the veggies marinate 1 hour & they were great - lots of flavor but still fresh & crunchy! I lightly toasted just the crusts of my bagette & I used all the veg & garnish suggested but added a dash of soy sauce over all because the mayo just didn't do enough so I'll hafta figure that out next. But try it - it's a great sandwich! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2011
This recipe is a nice base for Banh Mi and those who are not familiar with Vietnamese subs/food. Adding additional ingredients could make this a much better a more solid Banh Mi. One key ingredient that was not mentioned here is the soy sauce which is typically added atop the mayo and for those feeling a bit more adventurous duck/chicken pate. As far as meat goes the most popular/common filling is the cha siu (xa xiu) pork which is a sweet BBQ pork that is grilled/fried (my personal favorite as it goes well with the pickled veggies). Chicken can be used as well Vietnamese cold cuts pork meatballs or even firm fried tofu for a vegetarian option. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
I used this recipe as my inspiration & only made the marinade adding 1/4 tsp. kosher salt. I'd had pork to use from a slow smoked butt roast which was moist & wonderfully seasoned so I think any good flavored pork or chicken might work just as well. I let the veggies marinate 1 hour & they were great - lots of flavor but still fresh & crunchy! I lightly toasted just the crusts of my bagette & I used all the veg & garnish suggested but added a dash of soy sauce over all because the mayo just didn't do enough so I'll hafta figure that out next. But try it - it's a great sandwich! Read More
(49)
Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2011
This recipe is a nice base for Banh Mi and those who are not familiar with Vietnamese subs/food. Adding additional ingredients could make this a much better a more solid Banh Mi. One key ingredient that was not mentioned here is the soy sauce which is typically added atop the mayo and for those feeling a bit more adventurous duck/chicken pate. As far as meat goes the most popular/common filling is the cha siu (xa xiu) pork which is a sweet BBQ pork that is grilled/fried (my personal favorite as it goes well with the pickled veggies). Chicken can be used as well Vietnamese cold cuts pork meatballs or even firm fried tofu for a vegetarian option. Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
I used this recipe as my inspiration & only made the marinade adding 1/4 tsp. kosher salt. I'd had pork to use from a slow smoked butt roast which was moist & wonderfully seasoned so I think any good flavored pork or chicken might work just as well. I let the veggies marinate 1 hour & they were great - lots of flavor but still fresh & crunchy! I lightly toasted just the crusts of my bagette & I used all the veg & garnish suggested but added a dash of soy sauce over all because the mayo just didn't do enough so I'll hafta figure that out next. But try it - it's a great sandwich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
We LOVE Banh Mi at our house and I've been experimenting as well. I like the marinade for the veggies in this recipe although I think the mayo needs to be infused with something to make it more authentic (at least they do at our VN Baguette shop...) I tried adding garlic powder and a little Chinese 5 spice just to see. We loved it. Next we're gonna try the Asian BBQ Pork from Costco as a sandwich filler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
I've never had a Banh Mi before but decided to look it up and try it because I watched The Great Food Truck Race with Nom Nom and it peaked my interest. So I can't attest to whether or not it is authentic but I will say I followed this recipe pretty closely and it was delicious and very fresh. The only changes I made were I used a whole grain hoagie roll instead of a French baguette and I mixed in Sriracha with my mayonnaise. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it and we plan on making more meat tomorrow to eat with the left over veggies I prepared. I'm letting the slaw marinate overnight as well and expect it to be even more fantastic tomorrow. Definitely would recommend trying. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
I loved this!!! The marinade for the veggies is OUTSTANDING even though it's so simple. I marinated the chicken in soy sauce and chili paste for a bit before cooking and made a cilantro mayo instead of putting cilantro on top (dont like the bits in my teeth) Just personal preference I made the sammich open faced. ALl in all a great try! Only 4 stars because the one at my local VN place is better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Delicious and easy! Next time I make it though I'll definitely include some chili garlic sauce (e.g. siracha) mixed in with the mayo to give it a bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
I am Vietnamese and I just would like to say that 'Banh Mi' is literally translated as 'sandwich.' So when you say 'Banh Mi Sandwich ' you're saying 'Sandwich Sandwich.' I do admire your own rendition of it though! Good work! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
So flavourful! I really enjoyed the pickled vegetables and I didn't find it time consuming to do at all. I used my julienning peeler from Pampered Chef and was done in a snap! I added siracha chili paste to my sandwich instead of using jalepenos as I felt the siracha would complement the flavours better. I will definitely be making this again. A wonderful summer time meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
My new favorite sandwich. Hands down. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Read More
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