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Vietnamese Rotisserie Chicken Salad
with mango pear smoothies

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Rotisserie chicken is one of our favorite weeknight shortcuts. It's the perfect protein to add to this traditional Vietnamese salad that's crunchy, colorful and refreshing!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Vietnamese Rotisserie Chicken Salad:
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2 , meat shredded
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , minced
  • Onions, red - 1/2 , sliced
  • Bell peppers, red (large) - 1 , sliced
  • Mint leaves - 1 cup , sliced
  • Cabbage, napa (sub green) - 1 lb , sliced
  • Peanuts - 1 oz , crushed
  • Carrots - 8 oz , grated or shredded
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Fish sauce - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce - 1 to 2 tsp
Mango and Pear Smoothie:
  • Pears - 1/2 lb , peeled and chopped
  • Mangos, frozen cubes - 12 oz (sub fresh mangos peeled and chopped)
  • Lime juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Coconut water - 1/2 cup

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Prep

  1. Rotisserie chicken - Take meat off the bone and shred. Use knife and fork or just hands. If making Wednesday night’s meal, you can just break apart the entire chicken. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Red onions / Bell peppers / Mint / Napa cabbage - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Peanuts - Place into a Ziploc bag and just pound a few times with the flat side of a meat tenderizer (or other similar object). You can also use a food processor. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Carrots - Grate or shred using a grater, a peeler, or a food processor. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  5. Make dressing - Heat up garlic, water, and sugar in a microwave (30 to 60 seconds) or in a small saucepan. Add fish sauce, lime juice, and hot sauce. Stir and season to taste with more sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, or hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  6. Pears - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  7. Make smoothies - Blend mangos, pears, lime juice, and coconut water in a blender (or use a hand blender).

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Make

  1. Toss dressing with rotisserie chicken, red onions, bell peppers, mint, cabbage, carrots, and peanuts. Enjoy with smoothies!

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