Chicken salad is a dish that is often served as a starter in parties. With the soft and fragrant poached chicken marinated with spices makes it a little bit hot, which you can’t ignore. Poached chicken salad is a favorite dish of many people because of its delicious taste from chicken meat and the recipe is quite simple.

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This dish is an ideal choice when you feel bored with other usual dishes. This dish has a sweet and sour taste of the salad, the aroma of vegetables, the delicious taste of chicken… all are blended together. Which creates a very attractive taste, making it become a beloved food of many diners.

The secret recipe of making delicious poached chicken salad is choosing chicken. You should choose Vietnamese chicken (which is naturally raised in the garden). This kind of chicken is more fragrant, chewy and delicious. On the contrary, if you choose industrial chicken, the salad will be less delicious. Because industrial chicken is too soft, which creates a lots water.

The way of making poached chicken salad can be diverse with many different recipes such as onion chicken salad, five-color chicken salad, lettuce chicken salad… These chicken salad dishes are all attractive by its special flavors and attractive color.

If you are wondering the recipe, let’s follow the below recipe!

I. Ingredients for making poached chicken salad

  • Chicken breast: 300 Gr
  • Onions: 1
  • Carrots: 1
  • Cucumber: 1
  • Lemon: 3
  • Red shallot: 3
  • Peanuts: 100 Gr
  • Laksa leaves: 10 Gr
  • Coriander: 10 Gr
  • White Sugar: 1 Tbsp
  • Fish sauce: 2 Tbsp
  • Chili: 2

II. Instruction for making Poached chicken salad

Step 1:

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Wash chicken breast with salt water. Boil the chicken with 1 tablespoon of seasoning. The chicken shouldn’t be overcooked, because it will make the meat no longer sweet and can be tough. When the chicken is cooked, take it out and shred it.

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Peel onions, slice and soak it into water, then take it out and mix with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Grate carrots and cucumbers. Wash and slice herbs.

Step 2:

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Make fish sauce: add 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 teaspoons of sugar, chopped chili, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, stir until sugar is melted.

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Slice red shallot and fry with cooking oil.

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Pound roasted peanuts. Slice lime leaves. Then, put all the vegetables in the large bowl, mix well, then add the chicken.

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Step 3:

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Finally, slowly pour the mixed fish sauce into the salad so that the ingredients are evenly absorbed. Put laksa leaves, lime leaves, cilantro and roasted peanuts, scallions on top. Decorate the chicken salad on a plate and enjoy.

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Step 4:


You can feel all the deliciousness of the chicken, the crispness of onions, carrots, cucumbers and the aroma of laksa leaves.

The fish sauce can create the attractiveness of the dish. Unlike other salads, the longer the poached chicken salad is marinated, the more attractive the dish becomes.

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