Saigon Chicken Salad Recipe

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Saigon Chicken Salad
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  1. For chicken: Whisk cilantro, lemon juice, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil. Season marinade to taste with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Arrange chicken in single layer in 8 x 8 x 2- inch glass baking dish. Pour marinade over; turn chicken to coat evenly. Cover and chill 3 hours. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  2. Heat heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken (with some marinade still clinging to surface) to skillet. Sauté until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. Turn off heat; let chicken rest in skillet 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to work surface. Cut chicken in half horizontally, then crosswise into thin strips.
  4. For dressing: Combine fish sauce, palm sugar, lime juice, chiles, and garlic in small bowl. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature; whisk before using.
  5. For vegetables: Cook beans in saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain; cool.
  6. Place beans in large bowl. Add tomatoes, daikon, cucumbers, cabbage, carrot, celery leaves, cilantro leaves, green onions, and most of peanuts. Add chicken and dressing; toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mound salad on large rimmed platter. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 947.88 Kcal (3969 kJ)
Calories from fat 369.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.06g 63%
Cholesterol 83.61mg 28%
Sodium 2394.97mg 100%
Potassium 1048.98mg 22%
Total Carbs 111.11g 37%
Sugars 9.94g 40%
Dietary Fiber 5.61g 22%
Protein 34.04g 68%
Vitamin C 38.9mg 65%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 13.9mg 77%
Calcium 108.7mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.11 Kcal (637 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.59g 63%
Cholesterol 13.42mg 28%
Sodium 384.32mg 100%
Potassium 168.33mg 22%
Total Carbs 17.83g 37%
Sugars 1.59g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 22%
Protein 5.46g 68%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 65%
Iron 2.2mg 77%
Calcium 17.4mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.6
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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