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Thai Chicken Salad

with Glass Noodles, Cucumber, Lime and Cilantro

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Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad - An effortless Southeast Asian dish

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494
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30 min.
Preparation
50 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
4 ounces Glass noodles
12 ounces Chicken breast
Salt
Pepper
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 Cucumber (about 250 grams)
1 Carrot (about 75 grams)
2 Shallots
1 small Garlic clove
1 small green Chile pepper
½ Lime
1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
Cane sugar
1 piece Ginger root (about 3/4 ounce)
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
1 Romaine heart
5 sprigs Cilantro
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Mandoline, 1 Fine grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 1

Cook glass noodles according to package instructions or soak in hot water, drain well, place in a bowl and cut into smaller pieces with kitchen shears.

Step 2/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 2

Rinse chicken fillet, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a pan. Sear meat for 3 minutes on each side. Pour in just enough hot water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook fillets an additional 4 minutes over medium heat.

Step 4/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 4

Remove chicken from pan, let cool and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) cubes.

Step 5/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 5

Peel cucumber, core and slice into thin strips on a mandoline. Peel carrot, cut in half and slice into thin strips.

Step 6/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 6

Peel shallots and cut into very thin strips. Add to noodles.

Step 7/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 7

Peel the garlic and finely chop. Rinse, core and chop the chile. Juice lime. Combine garlic and chile with 2-3 tablespoons lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar.

Step 8/9
Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 8

Peel ginger root and finely grate. Mix with the sesame oil to make a salad dressing. Combine dressing and chicken with the other salad ingredients. Let the flavors meld for 15 minutes.

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Thai Chicken Salad preparation step 9

Rinse romaine hearts, drain and cut into very thin strips. Rinse cilantro and pat dry. Arrange lettuce and chicken mixture on plates. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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