Chicken Salad with Vietnamese Dressing

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. This easy to make Chicken Salad with Vietnamese Dressing will be ready to eat in just a few minutes!

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Ginger icon
    15g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
    400g (about 2⅛)
  • Carrot icon
    1 (50g)
  • Peanuts icon
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    40g (about 1¼)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    42ml (2¾ tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    55ml (3¾ tbsp)
  • Mint icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    about ¼ cup (11g)
  • Water icon
    700ml (3 cups)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    2 cups (62g)
  • Savoy cabbage icon
    Savoy cabbage
    about ½ cup (46g)
  • Mint icon
    1 pinch
  • Lime icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Simmering basket

Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, ginger, fresh chili, coconut sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, extra virgin olive oil, mint and fresh basil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend with MC in place - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  4. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  5. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  6. Add chicken thighs to the simmering basket
  7. Cook TM5 bowl - approx 12 min, 100°C, speed 3
  8. Drain
  9. Transfer chicken to TM5 bowl
  10. Blitz and let cool - approx 4 sec, reverse speed 4
  11. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  12. Assemble baby spinach, savoy cabbage, carrot and mint with a clean large serving bowl
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  14. Arrange peanuts in the large serving bowl
  15. Drizzle large serving bowl with dressing
  16. Serve with lime
  17. Sprinkle with fresh chili
  18. Serve
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