Coconut chicken salad

Coconut chicken salad


Lime and fish sauce dressing gives authentic flavour to this Asian style chicken salad.

The ingredient of Coconut chicken salad

  1. 2 single chicken breast fillets, trimmed
  2. 250mls (1 cup) coconut milk
  3. 1 lemon grass stalk, pale section only, roughly chopped
  4. 2 small fresh red chillies, halved, deseeded
  5. Peanut oil or vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  6. 200g French shallots, peeled, thinly sliced
  7. Chinese cabbage
  8. 1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved lengthways, deseeded, thinly sliced
  9. red capsicum, halved, deseeded, thinly sliced
  10. 50g bean sprouts
  11. bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked from stems
  12. 100g (2/3 cup) roasted peanuts
  13. 2 limes, juiced
  14. 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  15. Ground black pepper, to taste

The instruction how to make Coconut chicken salad

  1. Place the chicken fillets, coconut milk, lemon grass and chillies into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan with a lid, and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the chicken fillets over and simmer for a further 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cool the chicken in the coconut milk.
  2. Meanwhile, pour enough peanut or vegetable oil into a small saucepan to fill by 1/3. Heat the oil over medium heat until hot and deep-fry the sliced French shallots until golden. Drain on paper towel. Allow the oil to cool and then strain. Reserve 100mls of oil to make the lime dressing.
  3. Meanwhile, remove the thick, dark outside leaves and inside core from the Chinese cabbage. Shred the cabbage. Combine the cabbage, cucumber, capsicum, bean sprouts, coriander leaves and peanuts in a large bowl.
  4. To make the lime dressing, whisk together the reserved peanut or vegetable oil, lime juice and fish sauce. Season with pepper.
  5. Toss the dressing through the salad and then transfer to a serving bowl. Thinly slice the cooled chicken across the grain and arrange over the salad. Sprinkle with the crisp French shallots and serve immediately.

Nutritions of Coconut chicken salad

fatContent: 421.596 calories
saturatedFatContent: 25 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 12 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 9 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 6 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 35 grams protein
sodiumContent: 59 milligrams cholesterol

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