Vietnamese Chicken Salad With Lemongrass Rice

Vietnamese Chicken Salad With Lemongrass Rice

Posted 2017-05-23 by Naomi follow
This delicious, easy, toss and mix salad with fresh herbs and shredded chicken is full of flavour. The lemongrass rice is a tasty, fragrant alternative to plain or coconut rice, without the heaviness of coconut cream. I hope you enjoy!
[Image1 Fresh and tasty Vietnamese salad with fragrant lemongrass rice]

Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Serves 4

For the salad
2 large chicken breasts (or 1/2 cooked chicken)
3/4 iceberg lettuce, roughly cut
1 tomato, sliced
10cm cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks
1 red capsicum, sliced thinly
1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
1/4 cup coriander, roughly cut
1/4 cup mint, roughly cut
2/3 cup unsalted peanuts, lightly roasted

For the sauce
1 red chilli, finely cut
1 clove garlic, finely cut (exclude for low FODMAP)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 lemon, zested and juiced (optional, if you like it zesty)

For the lemongrass rice
1 lemongrass stalk
3 kaffir lime leaves
3 cm ginger, finely grated
2 cups jasmine rice
2 cups water

  • Place the chicken in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil for 2 minutes. Turn the chicken over and simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Take off heat and stand for 5 minutes.
  • [Image2 I cut the chicken breast in half to check that it is cooked through]
  • Meanwhile, bruise the lemongrass with a meat tenderiser, cut into 5 cm pieces and put in a saucepan with water, ginger and kaffir lime leaves. Bring to the boil.
  • [Image3 Bruising the lemongrass before boiling will release the flavours]
  • Add the rice and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on. Take off the heat and stand for 5 minutes. Remove the lemongrass and kafir leaves.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Shred the chicken with a fork, put into the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Put the salad ingredients, chicken and sauce in a bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • [Image4 Toss the salad to combine]
  • I add lemon zest and juice to make the sauce zesty, but this can be excluded.
  • Use birdseye chillies if you want it spicy.
  • If you like lemongrass you may like my [Link zesty chicken parcels with chilli, lemongrass and ginger].

  • For more of my recipes visit [Link Naomi's recipes]


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