Asian chicken salad

Asian chicken salad

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal109
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars1.6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein19g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

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

  • zest and juice ½ lime (about 1 tbsp)
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 100g bag mixed salad leaves
  • large handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

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

  • ¼ cucumber, halved lengthways, sliced

Method

  1. Cover the chicken with cold water, bring to the boil, then cook for 10 mins. Remove from the pan and tear into shreds. Stir together the fish sauce, lime zest, juice and sugar until sugar dissolves.

  2. Place the leaves and coriander in a container, then top with the chicken, onion, chilli and cucumber. Place the dressing in a separate container and toss through the salad when ready to eat.

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frompenang
4th Mar, 2015
Loved it. Used rocket and watercress to give it a little more of a kick.
cathycreed
31st Jul, 2012
We doubled the amount of salad leaves but kept the same quantities of everything else, the dressing is delicious! Will certainly be making this again soon!
lulujersey
16th Jul, 2012
4.05
Made this the night before for lunch at work. Only 3 WW propoints so winner in my books :)
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itybity
23rd May, 2012
4.05
really nice, simple flavours, light n fresh tasting but left chicken a lil too long and was slighty tough :/
carolinebottomley
23rd Mar, 2012
5.05
very tasty
zendeling
17th Mar, 2012
4.05
Nice, basic and easy! I recommend it
mialommi
25th Jan, 2012
What a lovely and refreshing salad for night shift. Any ideas how to replace fish sauce as I'm allergic to any seafood and oils? I used light soysauce this time and it worked ok.
michelechurcher
11th Jan, 2012
5.05
Hardly any effort and absolutely delicious.
smiler_bright
23rd Sep, 2011
5.05
I thought this salad was excellent. The coriander really makes the dish. I had it for my tea and lunch the next day! Very easy to make too.
larabeaumont
6th Sep, 2011
5.05
Absolutely love this! We had it in our lunchboxes for work / school. Did the adaptation for kids which also worked well. Fantastic and easy.

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Krystal Hughes
11th Mar, 2016
How long could i keep it in the fridge for?
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goodfoodteam
20th May, 2016
The chicken part could be made a few days ahead, but it is best not to construct with the salad leaves until the day before as they will wilt and start to spoil. The alternative is to go for longer lasting salad ingredients like crispy Iceberg, shaved carrot, or green beans if you want to extend the keeping time.
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