Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad

Prep time:
15 minutes
| Serves:
6; makes about 8 cups (2L)

Recipe From: Dietitians of Canada - Great Food Fast by Bev Callaghan, RD and Lynn Roblin, RD (published by Robert Rose) © 2000 Dietitians of Canada
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Ingredients
  • Rice noodles: 3½ oz (99 g) (half a 7 oz [210 g] package)
  • Chicken: 12 oz (375 g) shredded cooked
  • Cucumber: 2 cups (500 ml) diced
  • Carrots: 2 cups (500 ml) shredded
  • Green pepper: 1 cup (250 ml) julienned
  • Cilantro: ¼ cup (50ml) finely chopped
  • Fish sauce: 1/3 cup (75 ml) or sodium-reduced soya sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar: ¼ cup (50 ml)
  • Lime juice: 2 tbsp (30 ml)
  • Curry paste: 1 to 2 tbsp (15-30 ml)
  • Granulated sugar: 2 tsp (10 ml)
  • Garlic: 1 tsp (5 ml) minced
  • Sesame oil: 1 tsp (5 ml)
  • Peanuts: ½ cup (125 ml) chopped (optional)
Utensils
  • Large cooking pot
  • Large & small mixing bowls
  • Pasta strainer
Directions
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles for 5 to 8 minutes or until barely tender; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add chicken, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and cilantro.
  3. Dressing: In a small bowl, blend together soya sauce, vinegar, lime juice, curry paste, sugar, garlic, and sesame oil.
  4. Add dressing to noodle mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts, if using.
  5. Have this salad with a serving of fruit-flavoured yogurt to increase calcium intake.
Nutrition Facts

per serving

Calories: 214 |

Protein: 19.4 g |

Fat: 4.8 g |

Carbohydrate: 23.1 g |

Fibre: 1.8 g |

Sodium: 594 mg |

Food Fast?
To ensure a ready supply of cooked chicken for recipes like this one, cook whole chickens when you have time on the weekend. Cut up and freeze in 1 up (250 ml) portions to use as needed.

Food Guide Counter

1½ Vegetables and Fruit Servings
1 Meat and Alternatives Serving
½ Grain Products Serving

Food Guide Counter

1½ Vegetables and Fruit Servings
1 Meat and Alternatives Serving
½ Grain Products Serving