Vietnamese Chicken Salad


This is a very simple-to-make salad with bold flavors. You can serve as a side dish or just have it alone. The salad can be refrigerated overnight and still taste good the next day.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cooked skinless boneless chicken breast halves, shredded

  • ½ head cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

  • onion, finely chopped

  • cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
18g Fat
19g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 66mg 330%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 593mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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