Recipe: Easy Goi Ga – Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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Goi Ga – Chicken salad (with boiled chicken)


This is a quick easy version of Goi Ga, Vietnamese chicken salad. 

Traditional chicken salad, we use shredded boiling chicken.  Here, I also use chicken rotisserie to save time, and the salad is still very tasty.


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Easy Goi Ga – Chicken Salad


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  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • A breast of boiled chicken or chicken rotisserie, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • Half of cabbage washed and rinsed, thin sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup of Vietnamese herb leaves (mints, tia to (perils leaves)), washed and rinsed, shredded
  • herbs for garnishing
  • Some slices of carrot for garnishing
  • Chopped roast peanuts  (optional)


  • Put these ingredients in a jar and mix well:   2T. of lime juice, 2T. of fish sauce (or light soy sauce),  2 T. of sugar, 1tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp. of fine chopped red pepper, 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder (or mashed garlic).

Onion oil

  • In small pot, add 1 T. of cooking oil, sauteed onion in medium high until golden. Turn off heat when onion just turn into light yellow.


  1. Mix chicken with 1 T. of dressing.
  2. In salad bowl, add lettuce, cabbage, carrot, herbs and 1/2 of the dressing. Toss salad, taste and add extra dressing if need it.
  3. Transfer salad into plate, but skip the liquid from salad (a lot of liquid came out from cabbages and carrots after tossing).
  4. Place chicken on the top of the salad bed. Scatter onion oil  and chopped peanut on chicken.
  5. Garnish the salad with mints, Tia To and carrots.
  6. Serve with Nuoc Cham dipping.

Cooking Tips

  1. Traditional Vietnamese chicken salad, we use shredded chicken.  Here, I use chicken rotisserie.  We can use sauteed  chicken, pork or beef tenderloin.
  2. Keep the remained dressing in refrigerator.

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