ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Caramelized-Chicken Salad with Chile-Garlic Vinaigrette

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)
Serve this one-dish meal in large, shallow individual bowls. To make the meal fun, give everyone a pair of chopsticks.

Ingredients

  • Noodles:
  • 4 ounces uncooked rice stick noodles
  • Sauce:
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Chicken:
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 cup (1/4-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut carrot
  • 1/4 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 small cucumber (about 6 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 248
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 16.6 g
  • carbohydrate 35.3 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 539 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare noodles, cook noodles in boiling water 1 1/2 minutes; drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain and place in a large bowl.

  2. To prepare the sauce, place lime juice and the next 4 ingredients (lime juice through garlic) in a blender, and process until smooth.

  3. To prepare chicken, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in shallots. Cook 1 minute; stir constantly. Add sugar; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon fish sauce and black pepper.

  4. To prepare salad, combine noodles, sauce, chicken mixture, bell pepper, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well.