Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

January 30, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing offers a delightful burst of flavors and textures. The dish combines tender leftover roasted chicken with vibrant ingredients like sliced onion, shredded carrot, and julienne red bell pepper. The star of the show is the zesty homemade lime dressing, which brings a spicy and tangy kick, complementing the abundance of fresh herbs beautifully. This salad is not only delicious but also a quick and simple way to repurpose leftover chicken.

To prepare this dish, you’ll need leftover roasted chicken, sliced red or white onion, shredded carrot, and julienne red bell pepper. The dressing is a blend of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, minced shallots, minced garlic, and minced Thai chilies. All the dressing ingredients are mixed in a bowl and left to infuse for half an hour to enhance the flavors.

When it’s time to serve, simply mix the leftover roasted chicken with the prepared dressing, along with the onion, carrot, and bell pepper. This creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. To add an extra crunch and depth of flavor, roasted peanuts are incorporated. The final touch is the generous inclusion of fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, and basil, which add a fragrant and aromatic element to the dish.

The Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing can be plated and garnished with additional roasted peanuts. For an extra burst of flavor, a drizzle of the lime dressing can be added on top. This salad is a wonderful fusion of tangy, spicy, and fresh flavors, making it a delightful addition to any meal. It’s a testament to how a few simple ingredients can come together to create something truly extraordinary. Enjoying this dish is sure to be a flavorful and satisfying experience.


2 full cups of leftover roasted chicken
1/3 cup of sliced red or white onion
1/3 cup of shredded carrot
1/3 cup of julienne red bell pepper

Dressing (do adjust to your taste)

4 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 ½ lime juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of minced shallots
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
2 tablespoon of minced Thai Chilies
Mix the dressing in a bowl for half an hour for flavor.


1/4 cup of chopped mints
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/4 cup of basil
1 to 2 tablespoon of Roasted peanut divide

Directions to make Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

  1. When ready to serve mix chicken with dressing and onion, carrot, bell pepper, mix well
  2. Then add 1 tablespoon roasted peanut and herbs toss to combine, spoon on to serving dish if needed drizzle a bit more dressing on top and garnish with the rest of the peanut.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 439

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏23g 8%
Cholesterol ‏180mg 60%
Total Fat ‏22g 28%
Saturated Fat ‏6g 30%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏42g 84%
Sodium ‏3528mg 153%
Sugars ‏14g 28%


15 min


15 min




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