Asian chicken salad

Asian chicken salad

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


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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  • 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)



    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



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

  • ¼ cucumber, halved lengthways, sliced


  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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26th Apr, 2018
Made a veggie version with Linda McCartney pulled chicken and light soy sauce, and we all loved it. I also added some carrot for crunch. The dressing makes this, and basically you can add it to whatever you like and you’ll have a tasty meal in no time at all.
3rd Jul, 2017
So zingy, one of my favourite salads!
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17th May, 2017
Absolutely brilliant and very healthy recipe. Totally delicious and fills you up for lunch. I julienned a carrot for a bit of crunch and colour. It was so tasty that my partner asked if I could make it for him for lunch too... damn!
4th Mar, 2015
Loved it. Used rocket and watercress to give it a little more of a kick.
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!
16th Jul, 2012
Made this the night before for lunch at work. Only 3 WW propoints so winner in my books :)
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23rd May, 2012
really nice, simple flavours, light n fresh tasting but left chicken a lil too long and was slighty tough :/
23rd Mar, 2012
very tasty
17th Mar, 2012
Nice, basic and easy! I recommend it
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.


Krystal Hughes
11th Mar, 2016
How long could i keep it in the fridge for?
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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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