Asian Chicken Salad With Chilli Pork Crackling

Cuisine: Asian / Vietnamese   Serves: 4

Preparation: 20 Mins   Cooking: 1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Litres Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Shaoxing wine
  • 4 Spring Onions, halved & cut length ways
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Knob Ginger, sliced
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 small Packets Bean Thread Vermicelli noodles
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 100 gm Snow Peas, blanched
  • ¼ Cup Vietnamese Mint
  • ¼ Cup Coriander
  • 1 large Green Chilli, sliced
  • 100 gm Chilli Pork Crackling Shards
  • Nuoc Cham Dressing, to serve

Method

  1. To prepare the chicken, in a large saucepan combine the water, shaoxing wine, spring onions, ginger, garlic & sea salt.
  2. Bring to the boil, add the chicken breasts and bring back to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, place a lid on the saucepan and remove from heat.
  3. Let it stand for 45 minutes, remove breasts from stock & cool.
  4. Once cooled, slice.
  5. Prepare the noodles, place noodles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water for 5-8 minutes, drain.
  6. Place the noodles on serving plates & top with the chicken, sliced cucumber, Vietnamese mint, coriander, snow peas and sliced green chilli.
  7. Sprinkle with roughly chopped chilli pork crackling shards and serve with nuoc cham dressing.