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5 quick and easy Vietnamese chicken noodle salad recipes for hot days

21/01/2024 5.375

Vietnamese chicken noodle salad provides a delectable experience that truly embodies the essence of Vietnamese cuisine, whether savored as a light and refreshing meal or enjoyed as a satisfying main course.

Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

If you are a true fan of Vietnamese food, make sure to add Vietnamese chicken noodle salad to your list of must-try dishes. This dish combines juicy chicken, soft rice noodles, crunchy vegetables and aromatic herbs. Each bite will transport you to the vibrant streets of Vietnam, where the irresistible aroma of street food permeates the air. 

1. Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodle salad with chicken

It is easy to understand why people look for this refreshing, tasty Vietnamese rice vermicelli chicken noodle salad recipe on a hot day. This dish is refreshing and easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken thigh
  • Vermicelli noodles
  • Vegetables: bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, lettuce 
  • Herbs: mint and cilantro
  • Ingredients for dipping sauce: fish sauce, lime juice/ vinegar, garlic, sugar and chili
  • Salt, brown sugar, soy sauce and vegetable oil
Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Marinate the chicken thighs with garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and vegetable oil for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Step 2: Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients into the sauce. Adjust the taste and ingredients as desired. 
  • Step 3: Cook the rice vermicelli noodles as instructed on the package. Drain and rinse them under cold running water.
  • Step 4: Rinse the vegetables and herbs thoroughly. Julienne the carrots, cucumber and cabbage. Finely chop the herbs into small pieces.
  • Step 5: Sear the marinated chicken until cooked through. Set it aside on a plate.
  • Step 6: Mix the rice noodles, vegetables and herbs together. Slice the chicken thighs and add them to the salad. Serve with dipping sauce.

2. Vietnamese lemongrass chicken noodle salad

As one of the best versions of Vietnamese chicken noodle salad, the Vietnamese lemongrass chicken noodle salad is a healthy and delicious delight, full of fresh flavors.

Ingredient:

  • Chicken breast
  • Lemongrass
  • Vermicelli noodles
  • Vegetables: green salad leaves, pickled carrots, pickled daikon, sliced cucumbers, bean sprouts
  • Crushed, roasted peanuts
  • Herbs: coriander, mint, perilla, Thai basil
  • Dipping sauce (learn how to make it in section 1)
  • Salt, fish sauce, sugar, garlic and chili 
Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Marinate the chicken with lemongrass, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, and vegetable oil for 20 minutes.
  • Step 2: Wash the salad and the herb thoroughly. Then finely chop it into small pieces
  • Step 3: Cook the vermicelli noodles. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  • Step 4: Wrap the marinated chicken around lemongrass stalks and grill them
  • Step 5: Mix the noodles, vegetables and herbs together. Slice the chicken and add them on top of the salad. 
  • Step 6: Sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts on top of the dish and serve with dipping sauce.

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3. Vietnamese chicken noodle salad with sweet and sour sauce

As one of the best versions of Vietnamese chicken noodle salad, the Vietnamese lemongrass chicken noodle salad is a healthy and delicious delight, full of fresh flavors.

Ingredient:

  • Chicken
  • Fresh noodles
  • Soy sauce
  • Vegetables: sliced cucumbers, bean sprouts.
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Herbs: Mint, perilla, Thai basil
  • Star anise, ginger, crispy fried shallot, peanut, lemon juice, chili, salt, sugar and vegetable oil
Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Boil the chicken with the star anise, salt and ginger over medium heat for 30 minutes. Then shred the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Step 2: Wash and dry the vegetables and herbs thoroughly. Then finely chop it into small pieces
  • Step 3: Make a sweet and sour sauce: add 2 tablespoons of sugar, 30 ml of chicken broth, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice and chili. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  • Step 4: Mix together chicken, noodles, vegetables, pickles and herbs. 
  • Step 5: Pour the sauce over the salad and mix everything well. Then put the salad in a bowl and sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts and crispy fried shallot. Now you have successfully prepared a delicious bowl of Vietnamese chicken noodles salad with a delightful blend of flavors.

4. Vietnamese chicken noodle salad with satay

One of the variations of Vietnamese chicken noodle salad is Vietnamese chicken noodle salad with satay which combines the unique flavors of spicy satay sauce with the refreshing taste of the vegetables.

Ingredient:

  • Chicken
  • Fresh noodles
  • Soy sauce, vinegar, satay, corn flour
  • Vegetables: bean sprouts.
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Herbs: Mint, perilla, Thai basil
  • Ginger, shallot, garlic, crispy fried shallot, crushed roasted peanut, chili, salt, sugar.
Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Boil the chicken with shallot, salt and ginger over medium heat for 30 minutes. 
  • Step 2: Wash the vegetables and the herbs thoroughly. Then finely chop the herbs into small pieces
  • Step 3: Make the satay sauce:

Heat 2 tablespoons of satay oil over medium heat. Then, add chopped shallots and minced garlic to the pan until they become fragrant and golden.

Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 50 ml of chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoon of corn flour, and 2 tablespoons of water to the sauce. Stir well and simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens. 

  • Step 4: Add fresh herbs, bean sprouts, shredded chicken and satay sauce to the bowl. Mix well, then top with crispy shallots and roasted peanuts.

>>> Read Vietnamese salad to find out more about Vietnamese cuisine!

5. Vietnamese noodle salad with crispy pan-fried chicken

Ingredient:

  • Chicken thigh meat and chicken liver
  • Noodles
  • Soy sauce, oyster sauce, corn flour
  • Vegetables: lettuce
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Herbs: mint, cilantro, dill
  • Ginger, shallot, garlic, crispy fried shallot, crushed roasted peanut, chili, salt, sugar and cooking oil.
Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Marinate the chicken with the mixture of 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of corn flour for 30 minutes
  • Step 2: Wash the vegetables and the herbs thoroughly. Then finely chop it into small pieces
  • Step 3: Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan, then add the chopped shallots and minced garlic. Saute until it turns golden brown.

Then add 440 ml of chicken broth, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of corn flour.

Simmer the sauce over medium heat until it boils, then turn off the heat and cover with a lid to keep the sauce hot.

  • Step 4: Deep-fry the marinated chicken on medium heat. Once the chicken skin becomes crispy and golden brown, you can remove the chicken from the pan. 

Deep-fry the chicken liver until it turns golden and crispy

  • Step 5: Put all the prepared ingredients into a large bowl and mix them well with the sauce, and you will have a perfect Vietnamese chicken noodle salad dish ready to enjoy.

Besides Vietnamese chicken noodle salad, there are numerous delectable local dishes that you must try to enrich your Vietnam travel experience! Some noteworthy examples include Vietnamese broken rice, bun dau mam tom, Vietnamese sticky rice, Vietnamese bread, Vietnamese fish cake, Vietnamese fried rice and  Vietnamese summer rolls.

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After visiting these stunning spots, you can unwind and relax at the exceptional hotels and resorts of Vinpearl. Situated in prime locations throughout Vietnam, our properties offer exceptional experiences that are unrivaled in terms of comfort, quality, and impeccable service. 

Vietnamese chicken noodle salad

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Vietnamese chicken noodle salad is a delicious and vibrant dish that embodies the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. With the combination of tender chicken, fresh herbs, crunchy vegetables, and flavorful dressing, this salad offers a perfect balance of textures and tastes. Its unique blend of ingredients and the use of traditional Vietnamese flavors make it a satisfying and healthy choice and a must-try dish for those seeking a culinary adventure. 

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