Vietnamese Cabbage Chicken Salad

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Vietnamese Cabbage Chicken Salad

Cabbage, the smart carb, ideal for weight management. A cup of cooked cabbage contains only about 30 calories. It is low in fat and high in fiber. See below for more health benefits of Cabbage.
This salad, called Ga Xe Phai, is one of the most popular salads in the Vietnam.
Vietnamese cabbage salad recipeThe Servings:

No of servings: 4 persons


The Ingredients

Main Ingredients

1. Chicken (350g); cooked and shredded
2. White cabbage (350g); Raw and shredded
3. Carrot (100g); Raw and coarsely grated

Spices & Condiments

1. Red Onion (150g) – sliced thinly
2. Vegetable oil for deep frying
3. Prawn crackers (25g)
4. Salt to taste

Herbs
1. Vietnamese Mint leaves (2tbs); fresh and coarsely chopped
2. Coriander leaves (2tbs); fresh and coarsely chopped

Chilli Lime Dressing
1. Garlic (2 cloves) – crushed
2. Red Thai chilli (qty=1), finely chopped
3. Rice vinegar (1tbs)
4. Lime juice (2tbs)
5. Peanut oil (2tbs)
6. Fish sauce (1tbs)
7. Sugar (2 tsp)

The Tasty and Healthy Secret (which makes the difference)
• Of course the Chilli Lime Dressing


The Directions (in Easy steps)

For the Chilli Lime Dressing:

Combine all the chilli lime dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar; then shake well.

For the Salad:
A.
1. Heat oil in medium pan.
2. Deep-fry crackers, in batches, until puffed.
3. Drain on absorbent paper.
B.
1. Combine chicken, cabbage, carrot, onion and mint in a large mixing bowl.
2. Drizzle with the chilli lime dressing.
3. Mix well.
C.
1. Sprinkle coriander leaves over salad.
2. Serve with prawn crackers.

Tips:
• It ever you cannot find Vietnamese mint, then no worries; you can still use the normal mint leaves available everywhere.
• For better taste, use barbecued chicken.
• The prawn crackers can be cooked 2 days ahead; store in an airtight container.
• To lower the fat count, cook the prawn crackers in microwave oven. Place 10 prawn crackers around the edge of turntable, cook, uncovered, for about 30 seconds or until puffed.


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Health Benefits of Cabbage:

1. Helps reducing risk of cancer.
2. Beneficial for pregnant women.
3. Aids in the treatment of anemia.
4. Regulate blood pressure.
5. Keep a healthy heart.
6. Helps in weight management.
7. Boost immune system.
8. Provides relief from constipation.
9. Reduces the risk of Alzheimer.
10. Provides Anti-Inflammatory Benefits.


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Nutritional Information Cabbage:

Cabbage is a good source of powerful and essential nutrients:
1. Anthocyanins, dindolyl-methane (DIM), sinigrin, lupeol, sulforaphane and indole 3-carbinol (I3C) (anti-cancer)
2. Folic Acid (protects the baby from congenital disabilities)
3. Potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, manganese and iron.
4. Vitamin C, Vitamin K.

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4 comments

  • Michael

    This sounds like a pretty delicious recipe to be honest with you. I have been very much loving oriental cuisine for a long time and I am more than certain this would be delectable.

    Chicken is one of my favourite things to eat seeing that I eat it everyday and, well, cabbage is something I grew up eating with my mom!

    Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Brandon

    Thanks for this amazing recipe. I need something for dinner on Sunday (the in-laws are coming over) so I need to show them what I can really do. I’m not the best cook but do know more than the basics, however, I think this will be a great dish overall. I’m going to get all the ingredients ready. Thanks for all the help brother 🙂

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