Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad)

Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad)

Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad)
This fresh, crisp salad comes together quickly as the chicken is already cooked and tossed with raw vegetables in a tangy lime-based dressing. The classic Vietnamese chicken salad makes a filling lunch or light dinner, especially welcome during the warmer months of the year. This is a staple go-to recipe in my house.
    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    15-20minutes
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    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    15-20minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1/4cup fish sauce*
    • 1tablespoon agave syrup or coconut palm sugar
    • 1tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
    • 1 large garlic clove, minced
    • 5cups shredded green cabbage *
    • 4cups rotiserrie chicken, shredded (white and dark meat)
    • 1cup matchstick carrots **
    • 4 green onions, trimmed and chopped
    • 1/2cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2cup fresh mint, loosely torn
    • 1/4cup fresh basil, loosely torn
    • 1/3cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
    • fresh red chili, deseeded and thinly sliced, optional condiment
    Instructions
    1. Combine the lime juice and the following 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
    2. Place the cabbage in the bottom of a large serving bowl. Top with the shredded rotiserrie chicken and the following 6 ingredients (through peanuts). Add the dressing and combine well with the salad ingredients (I use my hands for a more even coating). If you like a little heat to your Vietnamese meals, sprinkle the salad with the sliced fresh red chili.
    Recipe Notes

    *Savoy cabbage would work well in this recipe in place of green cabbage. You can also cut corners and use coleslaw cabbage.

    ** I like to buy a bag of the shredded carrots in place of cutting whole carrots into matchsticks for sake of saving time.

    I usually just shred an entire rotiserrie chicken for this recipe.

    You could serve cooked rice noodles as a side dish if you want the meal to be a bit more substantial. Just toss the noodles in rice wine vinegar, green onion, salt and sesame oil.

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