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Vietnemese Chicken Salad

In this Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad you’re going to make delicious but healthy fried chicken, arranged with fresh herbs and veggies, beautiful fruits and a very fun flavorful dressing — all creating the beautiful presentation of a composed salad. Gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30.
Course DInner, lunch
Cuisine American, Vietnemese
Keyword chicken, chicken salad, fried chicken, salad, vietnamese
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 268kcal
Author Megan
Cost $12


  • large platter
  • see recipes for Paleo Fried Chicken and Vietnamese Vinaigrette for further supplies


  • Paleo Fried Chicken <-- click on link for recipe
  • Vietnamese Vinaigrette see recipe below
  • 1 head lettuce romaine, butter or iceberg (or 2 heads, if butter lettuce, if needed)
  • 1/4 watermelon very thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 cucumbers sliced thinly at an angle
  • 1 to 2 avocados thinly sliced
  • 1 large mango thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs cilantro, basil or mint
  • optional garnish: edible flowers
  • any other in-season/fun Asian veggies you find: mung bean sprouts, jicama ...


  • Thinly slice the juicy and buttery fruits: mango, watermelon and avocado. These will make a lovely display of color. Slice the cucumber at an angle.
  • Arrange butter, iceberg or romaine lettuce on large platter.
  • Create a beautiful composed salad: Garnish with all the thinly sliced fruits, artistically.
  • Slice the fried chicken diagonally. Arrange it and the cucumbers around nicely as well.
  • Drizzle half the Vietnamese Vinaigrette over the salad.
  • Add fresh herbs for final garnish and optional edible flowers.
  • A sprinkling of sesame seeds is pretty and sets the tone for the Asian themed salad.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2877IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg