​Warm Chicken Vermicelli Salad with Asian Greens

Warm Chicken Vermicelli Salad with Asian Greens

Serves: 2
Prep time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

300g skinless chicken breast fillets
100g rice vermicelli noodles
1 small Chinese cabbage, shredded
1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
3 shallots, finely sliced
1/3 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
1/3 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup red mint,* roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup Thai basil leaves, roughly chopped
4 Vietnamese mint leaves, roughly chopped

1⁄2 cup Shaoxing cooking wine*
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce or lime ginger sauce

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1⁄4 cup light soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey (to taste)
Fresh bean sprouts (optional)
*From Asian food stores.


  1. Marinate the chicken in the marinade ingredients for up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an electric wok or heat a wok on the stove to medium heat and cook the chicken covered until cooked through.
  3. To check that the chicken is cooked, slice through the middle and look to see that it is no longer pink. Keep warm.
  4. Place the vermicelli rice noodles into a bowl, pour over boiling water and let stand for a few minutes to soften.
  5. Drain the noodles, then chop and place into a bowl.
  6. Add in Chinese cabbage, carrot, shallots and herbs. Toss to combine.
  7. Mix the dressing ingredients together, add to the salad bowl and toss to combine.
  8. Slice the chicken breast and add to the salad.
  9. Top with fresh bean sprouts (optional).