Burmese Chicken Salad

February 10, 2016


Author Notes: I love how each bite of chicken is infused with the blend of aromatic coriander, pungent fish sauce, and refreshing lime. Toss in some diced cucumber when you feel like having more crunch. Pair with some tea for a snack, or serve it as a side dish with rice and any gravy-based or curry dish.
Giao Chau

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 200 grams cooked chicken (poached or roasted)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 hot chiles, like jalapeños, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fried shallots
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Shred the chicken meat using hands or forks.
  2. Place the chicken and all of the other ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently toss. Season to taste, keeping in mind that the fish sauce itself is rather salty.

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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

11 Reviews

Regine October 8, 2017
But next time I will only use half of the raw shallots (not the fried ones).
 
Regine October 8, 2017
Just made this but doubled it. Really really good.
 
Gerley March 7, 2017
I made this last night with added cucumber and some chopped iceberg lettuce. I didn't have jalapeños so I put a few drops of hot sauce in the dressing.<br />I was very surprised by how good this was considering it is so simple and has very few basic ingredients. It's a great week night salad and a good use of leftover chicken.
 
Indira March 3, 2017
The Author's notes mention aromatic coriander but coriander is not listed as an ingredient. Can you adjust whichever should be fixed, the notes or the ingredient list? Thanks!
 
Gerley March 7, 2017
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves<br />I think coriander/cilantro is used interchangeably?
 
Jacquie P. April 10, 2017
In most of Europe, they call the seed and the leaf the same thing- coriander.
 
Jessica October 7, 2016
What would you serve this with - as is, or with crackers, toast?
 
aid2110 October 7, 2016
I would add gram flour (chick pea flour), ground up dried shrimp and tamarind sauce for an authentic Burmese flavor.
 
Tashipluto June 26, 2016
Made this tonight for a drinks party. Added the cucumber as suggested. It was a great hit, even with my cilantro-adverse daughter!
 
AFH March 21, 2016
Roughly how many cups of cooked chicken is 200g? We don't all have kitchen scales!
 
Carrie S. March 21, 2016
200 grms is about 7 oz of chicken - a little less than half a pound.