Chicken salad with sugar snap peas, Vietnamese coriander & shallots

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Chicken salad with sugar snap peas, Vietnamese coriander & shallots

Chicken salad with sugar snap peas, Vietnamese coriander & shallots

Serves 6 to 8
DifficultyNot too tricky
Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home
recipe adapted from

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home

By Uyen Luu
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Ingredients

  • SALAD
  • 1.5k g (3lb 5oz) whole corn-fed, free-range, organic chicken
  • 400 g sugar snap peas , thinly sliced lengthways
  • 10 radishes , thinly sliced
  • 10 Vietnamese coriander (cilantro) sprigs , leaves picked (or Thai basil, mint or coriander), roughly snipped
  • 1 small handful of coriander (cilantro) , roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of pistachios , roughly chopped
  • ½ a pomegranate , seeds removed (optional)
  • SHALLOT PICKLE
  • 4 round shallots , sliced as thinly as possible
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • DRESSING
  • 5 tablespoons crushed pistachios
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice , (from about 2–3 limes)
  • 5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • TO SERVE
  • prawn crackers
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Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home
recipe adapted from

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home

By Uyen Luu
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Method

  1. Fill a very large saucepan with 3 litres (100fl oz/ 12½ cups) of boiling water, season with salt and add the chicken. Reduce to a simmer, cover and poach for 60–80 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken) until the juices run clear when you pierce the thickest part of the thigh and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile, reserve some pistachios to garnish, then mix together all the remaining dressing ingredients in a screw-topped jar and shake well. Taste for the balance of sweet, sour, salty and heat and adjust as necessary.
  3. To make the shallot pickle, mix the shallots with the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside for about 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the radishes, sugar snap peas and any other vegetables you’re using in a large salad bowl. Add the Vietnamese coriander.
  5. When the chicken is cooked, leave to cool. Tear off the meat along the grain and season with pepper. Add this to the salad bowl along with the pickled shallots and its juices.
  6. When ready to serve, toss the salad together with the dressing. Garnish with the coriander, pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Serve the salad with the prawn crackers. I always add a good squeeze of ketchup in there too. Mix well and serve together with the salad.

Tips

– Try swapping out the sugar snap peas for carrot, papaya, kohlrabi, daikon, courgettes (zucchini), mangetout (snow peas) or a combination of your favourites.

– You can use the chicken stock to make a delicious chicken rice.

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home
recipe adapted from

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home

By Uyen Luu