Chicken Bahn Mi with Sriracha Mayo & Quick Pickled Vegetables
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Calories: 520
The classic Vietnamese sandwich is usually made with meat or plant based protein, pickled vegetables, fresh vegetables and mayo, all stuffed into a crunchy French-style baguette. In this recipe you make some quick pickled carrot and radish to provide a sweet, spicy, salty and savoury contrast to the flavourful chicken in every mouthful.
  • 2 of Chicken Breast
  • 1 of Lebanese Cucumber
  • 1 2 Pack of Vietnamese Baguette
  • 1 of Carrot
  • 3 of Radish
  • 40 g of Sriracha Mayonnaise
  • 1 Small Bunch of Coriander
  • 1 of Lime
  • 1 of Jalapeno
  • 1 Tbsp of Soy & Fish Sauce (GF)
  • 1 Tbsp of Rice Vinegar
  • 1 3g Pack of Sugar

Marinate Chicken:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut lime into wedges. Pat chicken dry on paper towel and slice into 1cm strips. Place chicken in a bowl with soy & fish sauce and juice from 12 the lime and mix well to coat. Set chicken aside to marinate while preparing remaining ingredients.

Prepare Remaining Ingredients:

Peel and grate carrot. Trim cucumber and peel into ribbons. Trim and cut radish into matchsticks. Thinly slice jalapeno (removing seeds if preferred). Pick coriander leaves, discarding roots and stems.

Pickle Carrot & Radish:

Boil the kettle. In a bowl, combine sugar, rice vinegar and 2 Tbsp boiling water, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add carrot and radish, tossing well to coat. Set aside to cool and pickle.

Cook Chicken:

Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat (enough to cover the base). Add marinated chicken (discarding remaining marinade) and cook, in batches if necessary, stirring, for 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Warm Baguettes:

Meanwhile cut baguettes in half lengthwise, taking care not to cut all the way through. Wrap baguettes in foil and place in oven to warm through, about 5 minutes.

You Plate It:

Spread sriracha mayo (to taste) inside baguettes. Layer with cucumber ribbons, cooked chicken, pickled carrot and radish, then top with sliced jalapenos and scatter over coriander. Enjoy!