Cheats chicken banh mi
Banh Mi are a street food staple in Vietnam, and this cheat’s version helps bring a little taste of Vietnamese cuisine to your kitchen! Made with cooked shredded chicken, this makes for a great weeknight meal or the perfect excuse to use leftover chicken from your Sunday roast.
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- ¼ red onion, finely diced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ red chilli, finely diced
- 2 Tbsp rice wine or white vinegar
- ¼ cup fish sauce
- 1 Tbsp caster sugar
- 4 fresh mini baguettes
- ¼ cup chicken pate (optional)
- ⅓ cup Japanese or standard mayonnaise
- ¼ telegraph cucumber, sliced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 4 radishes, cut into matchsticks
- Sriracha hot sauce, if desired
- 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
- In a bowl, toss together the shredded chicken and red onion. Season with pepper, then set aside.
- In a small jug, stir together the lime juice, garlic, chilli, vinegar, fish sauce and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Pour half of the dressing over the chicken, and toss to combine. Set the remaining dressing aside.
- To assemble the banh mi, slice the toasted baguettes vertically without slicing the entire way through the bun. Spread the pate inside the baguette on one side, then mayonnaise on the opposite.
- Evenly divide the chicken mixture amongst the baguettes, then fill with cucumber, carrot and radish. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the banh mi, followed by sriracha if desired.
- Garnish the banh mi with coriander leaves, then serve immediately and enjoy.