Today I come back with a salad dish. Since March is here, we’re feeling the spring weather, and with spring come dishes with veggies and herbs. So this Vietnamese rice noodles and grilled lemongrass chicken will give you that fresh spring feeling.
This rice noodles and lemongrass chicken dish is not strictly traditional. In Vietnam there is a commonly known dish with rice noodles and grilled lemongrass beef, and this grilled lemongrass chicken dish is just one of its variations. This version is very new, I only know about this dish a few years ago. With this version, we swap beef with chicken and we use a different mixing sauce. In the traditional dish with lemongrass beef, fish sauce is used while in this lemongrass chicken dish we use peanut butter.
Without further ado, let’s get to the making of this dish! In the ingredient list below, you may find that it’s very long but the cooking time is very fast. We just need to cook the chicken and boil the noodles, everything else is just salad ingredient to mix together. From the freshness of cucumber, lettuce salad and carrot to the crunchy and smoky texture of roasted peanuts. When you make a salad mixing dish, it is always good to mix different textures and flavors so that with each bite you get everything at once. This salad dish will surely give you that needed freshness after too many rich and heavy winter dishes.
Cover photo: Zazulete Ynn Anuca Romanta Ion
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