Minty Asian chicken salad

Minty Asian chicken salad

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Cheer up a chicken salad, make it minty and then add some Asian flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal320
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.83g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack thin rice noodle
  • 2 cooked skinless chicken breast, shredded
  • ½ cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 3 spring onion, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 4 tbsp soy or fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • zest and juice 1 lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 20g pack mint, leaves only, roughly chopped

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Soak the noodles for 5 mins in boiling water or according to pack instructions, until softened. Drain, then cool under a running tap. Drain again well, then tip into a large bowl along with the chicken, cucumber, spring onions and chilli.

  2. Mix together the soy or fish sauce, lime zest and juice and sugar, then pour over the noodles. Toss through the mint leaves and serve.

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Comments (4)

forest1976's picture

Rice noodles can be problematic and have a tendancy to stick together. Any other kind of noodle would be fin for this, possibly with the exception of udon.

hellsdarkrose's picture
5

This was a great salad I will definitely make it again.

really really easy to make.

eleanormayo's picture
2

I was really disappointed with this recipe, it was just a soggy mess.

thorold's picture
5

A great twist on a salad. Extremely quick to prepare and fresh tasting. I used medium egg noodles instead of rice noodles and replaced the sugar with canderel to make it even more healthy.

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