Vietnamese Battered Chicken Goujon Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Goujons with Cashew Salad Recipe

35 Minutes
Serves: 2

Crispy battered chicken goujons combined with a fresh salad of red cabbage, peppers, carrots, spring onions and salted cashew served on a bed of chilli ginger and coriander noodles

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 sprig fresh coriander
  • 4 sprig fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 30 grams red cabbage
  • 35 grams salted cashew nuts
  • salt (to taste)
  • 20 grams Spinach
  • 1 spring onions
  • 1 sunflower oils (for frying)
  • 2 vermicelli noodles


  • 0.5 fresh chilli
  • 6 sprig fresh coriander
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • granulated sugar (to taste)


  • 0.25 tsp baking powder
  • 25 grams plain flour
  • 95 ml water
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)

Chicken marinated

  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 grams brown sugar
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar

Recipe with pictures Steps

step 1

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • place the olive oil, garlic, fish sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and black pepper into the shallow dish
  • slice the chicken fillets into small strips or goujons
  • place the chicken in the marinade
  • cover with cling film
  • refrigerate for at least two hours preferably overnight

step 2

  • Take the chicken out of the fridge

Step 3

  • to make the dressing
  • finely chopping the chilli, grating the ginger and chop the coriander into a bowl, add the juice of the lime, the olive oil, soy sauce and the sugar

Step 4

  • put the noodles into a large bowl and pour boiling water over the noodles.
  • leave for five minutes
  • rinse under cold water
  • Drain thoroughly
  • empty into a bowl

Step 5

  • wash and chop the red pepper into matchsticks

Step 6

  • peel the cucumber and chop into matchsticks
  • discard the seeds

Step 7

  • wash and finely slice the spring onions

Step 8

  • wash and shred the red cabbage

Step 9

  • peel and cut the carrots into matchsticks

Step 10

  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • add the peppers
  • Add the onions to a pan
  • add the carrots
  • lightly fry
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 11

  • add the red cabbage to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 12

  • add the cucumber to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • remove the frying pan from the heat
  • add the noodles to the frying pan
  • add the dressing to the frying pan

Step 13

  • add the cashew nuts to the frying pan

Step 14

  • wash and finely chop the mint
  • wash and finely chop the fresh coriander
  • add the herbs to the frying pan
  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary

Step 15

  • heat the sunflower oil in a second frying pan

Step 16

  • mix the flour baking powder and water together to form a thick batter
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 17

  • When the oil in the frying pan is very hot
  • dip the chicken strips into the batter and drop into the frying pan
  • Add the chicken to the frying pan and fry from 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown
  • drain the chicken on the kitchen paper
  • cook in batches and keep warm in the oven

Step 18

  • place a handful of spinach into each individual serving dish
  • place the noodle salad on top
  • lay the chicken over the top

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 kitchen paper
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 rectangular pie dish
  • 1 sieve
  • 2 small bowl

How to make Vietnamese fried Chicken Goujons

Our Vietnamese chicken goujons are marinated in fish sauce, garlic, white wine and brown sugar and then coated in a light batter made with flour, water, baking powder and seasoning, and lightly fry till golden brown. The crispy battered goujons are served on a bed of sliced red peppers, carrots, cucumber, red cabbage, spring onions add the cashew nuts, spinach leaves and fresh herbs. Dressed the salad with fresh chilli, ginger, lime and soy sauce.

What makes our Vietnamese chicken salad the best

The Vietnamese marinade for the chicken makes these goujons absolutely delicious, combined with the light simple batter and the fresh salad and chilli noodles makes this the perfect evening meal

Vietnamese main course for your dinner party

This crispy chicken goujon salad is ideal for a summer Vietnamese dinner party, make sure you pick a simple starter and dessert as the crispy goujons will need to be cooked just before serving. 

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