If you want to prepare something interesting and simple for tonight, try out this Vietnamese chicken salad. Two main things I find really cool about it: the fish Vietnamese sauce that tastes great with the chicken and secondly: the chicken that is shredded. When it is chopped into so small pieces you can really feel the chicken everywhere, in each tiny bite. The little pieces soak in the dressing and it all turns into something heavenly.
I saw this salad on Once Upon A Chef, from Jenn Segal. This lady is very inspiring for me, because she gives ideas, which seem strange at the first moment, but then you realize they are so creative. Like the idea of combining chicken with fish Vietnamese sauce…I would never had come to this crazy idea!
I definitely recommend you visit the original recipe page. Jenn pays attention to all details and to each single step of the process. That is another thing I admire on her website. She doesn’t just give a recipe with a beautiful photo of the end-result. She shows the whole process with pictures. That way you can really see how she has done the salad. You even don’t have to read the instructions from the recipe, you understand it all from the photos!
After I make a summary of this amazing, delicious Vietnamese shredded chicken salad I will give you my personal ideas and suggestions.
Note: the photos are property of Ones Upon A Chef.
I have come to couple of fresh ideas about this salad. So, here there are:
- You could add a shredded summer squash. But it is important to get all the water out before mixing it with the other ingredients. Just leave the shredded squash for half an hour an then squeeze it nicely.
- You could add some vermicelli. I think they match very good with the Vietnamese fish sauce.
- If you want, you could skip the Vietnamese part and instead of using all these exotic sauces you could just mix the ingredients with some mayonnaise! 🙂
Share your ideas! Have you tried this salad? What do you think about it?