Cornish Hen with Green Papaya Salad

November 11, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Cornish Hen with Green Papaya Salad

Shredded green papaya with steamed Cornish hen, mix herbs and sweet and spicy vinaigrette sauce is delicious Khmer food. Back home, Khmer makes this salad with chicken or duck and usually for special occasion.


1 cornish hen (2 lbs or 900 gram)
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon of Sambal Olekek chili paste (option)
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1 lbs (450 gram) of green papaya , peeled,seeded and shredded or 450 gram of already shredded fresh green papaya
2 carrot, peeled and shredded
A handful of chopped mint leaves, and Asian coriander
1/4 cup of unsalted roasted peanut, crushed

Directions to make Cornish Hen with Green Papaya Salad

  1. Steamed chicken for 45 minutes, removed from heat and set it a side to let it cool down, then cut chicken wings and legs off, cut it thighs to bite sizes and set a side. Removed bone from chicken breast, shredded meat and set it a side.
  2. In a small bowl, mix vinegar with water, sugar, salt, chili paste, fish sauce, garlic and sliced onion together, mix well and set a side.
  3. In a large bowl, mix papaya with carrot, shredded chicken breast meat and herbs together. Pour prepared vinaigrette sauce over and mix well.

Enjoy it


Related Recipe: Green Papaya Salad with Pork and Shrimp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 470

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏28g 10%
Cholesterol ‏239mg 80%
Total Fat ‏15g 19%
Saturated Fat ‏7g 35%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏56g 112%
Sodium ‏825mg 36%
Sugars ‏17g 34%


15 min


15 min




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