Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad Recipe -
Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad Recipe
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Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad

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"This simple Vietnamese salad is great for a hot summer night. The tart flavors of the onion, lemon, and salt are offset by the cabbage and chicken."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onions, and chicken. Toss with olive oil until everything is lightly coated. Season with salt and pepper and continue to toss while adding lemon juice. Add enough lemon juice so that you can taste it in every bite. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. The longer it sets the more the flavors mesh together and the better it tastes!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2008

This salad is great for a hot summer day here in North Queensland Australia. I did add finely chopped Vietnam mint and fresh mint.Served with spiced chicken and cold steamed rice and yoghurt mayonaise

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2012

I did not care for this recipe. A big disappointment.


13 Ratings

Nov 28, 2009

This is a good basic recipe. I customized by adding some fish sauce mixed with water, garlic, sugar, olive oil. Everything else in the recipe stays the same.

Apr 02, 2009

My wife used to make a recipe similar to this which called for tuna instead of chicken. We both liked Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad a lot. It's curiously habit forming, particularly when one is really hungry. My only modification was using extra virgin olive oil instead of regular olive oil. I was generous with the salt and pepper, which makes a big difference in the flavor. Over 50% of the calories are fat calories, but I'm okay with that: 1) the fat calories are "good fat" from the olive oil, and, 2) when paired with other healthy dishes, the fat percentage of the meal will reduce. I recommend this one!

Aug 27, 2013

Great summertime cabbage salad. It does need a little more lemon. Knowing that Vietnamese cuisine uses cilantro (ngo) I chopped some up and added it to the recipe which made it 5 stars. Either way it's good.

May 29, 2008

This recipe was really quick and very delicious.

Dec 20, 2007

This was pretty good. I used one large, juicy lemon but would recommend that you use two. This was crisp and cold and perfect for summer, unfortunately I am currently surrounded by about a foot of snow. Which got me thinking that this would be really good heated up on the stove top for about 5 min. I didn't try that though. This is also nice because you can make it ahead of time.

Aug 30, 2012

This is wonderful and so easy to make. I used 2 small red onions and added a green pepper. I also had some leftover carrots, so I shredded one with my shredder and added it. My dh said, "it's coleslaw!" LOL!


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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