Full of fresh flavours and a tangy Vietnamese dressing – this poached chicken and prawn salad is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner.
12 cooked prawns, peeled and deveined
2 cups finely sliced Chinese cabbage
½ cup carrot strips
1 cucumber, sliced into strips
1 long red chilli, finely sliced
½ cup mint leaves
¼ cup coriander leaves
¼ cup fried shallots
1 x 200g chicken breast
1 slices ginger, bruised
2 garlic cloves, bruised
1 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced
Place 4 cups of water in saucepan. Add the ginger, garlic and spring onions. Add the chicken breasts and place over high heat. Wait for the water to just start to gently simmer, then turn the heat down to medium and continue to simmer for 8 minutes. Then turn the heat off (leave the saucepan on the hot stovetop), cover and leave for 10 minutes.
Transfer the poached chicken to a chopping board. Use a rolling pin to bang the chicken pieces to loosen them. Then tear into fine shreds.
In a large bowl, place the shredded chicken, prawns, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, chilli, mint leaves, coriander leaves and the Vietnamese Tangy Salad Dressing. Toss until well combined and transfer to serving plates. Top with crispy fried shallots.