4 chicken thigh fillets
180g (6.3 oz) dried rice vermicelli noodles
1 tbsp vegetable oil
100g (3.5 oz) baby spinach leaves
sliced cucumber, to serve
finely julienned carrot, to serve
¼ cup roasted peanuts, crushed or finely chopped
roughly torn mint leaves, to serve
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp ground black pepper
Nuoc cham dressing:
3 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
In a large bowl, combine the chicken fillets with the marinade ingredients. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
For the nuoc cham dressing, place the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside for later.
Cook the noodles in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked. Drain and rinse until cool. Divide among serving bowls.
Heat the oil on a large grill plate or in a frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken fillets and cook 3-4 minutes on the first side or until lovely and golden. Turn the fillets over and reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat and slice the chicken.
To serve, arrange the baby spinach, cucumber and carrot on top of the noodles. Top with chicken slices. Spoon over a generous amount of the nuoc cham dressing. Top with the crushed peanuts and mint leaves and serve.