Five-spice chicken and cucumber banh mi

Five-spice chicken and cucumber banh mi


With refreshing ingredients, this crunchy Vietnamese-style chicken sandwich makes a perfect lunch treat for hot sticky days.

The ingredient of Five-spice chicken and cucumber banh mi

  1. 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  2. 3/4 cup (185ml) white vinegar
  3. 3 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks or grated
  4. 900g skinless chicken thigh fillets
  5. 1/2 cup (150g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  6. 2 baguettes, cut into thirds, split
  7. 2 long red chillies, seeds removed, cut into thin strips
  8. 1 telegraph cucumber, thinly sliced into ribbons (a mandoline is ideal)
  9. 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
  10. 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  11. 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce
  12. 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  13. 4 eschalots, finely chopped
  14. 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  15. 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  16. 4 coriander stalks, bruised
  17. 2 teaspoons five-spice powder

The instruction how to make Five-spice chicken and cucumber banh mi

  1. Combine sugar, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl, stirring until sugar and salt dissolve. Add carrots and toss to coat. Stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl with 1 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours, turning frequently.
  3. Lightly oil a barbecue or chargrill and preheat to medium-high. Remove chicken from marinade and grill, in batches, for 6-8 minutes, turning, until cooked through. Slice on an angle and keep warm.
  4. Spread mayonnaise on bottom half of baguettes, then fill with carrot, chilli, cucumber, chicken, onion and coriander. Serve immediately.

Nutritions of Five-spice chicken and cucumber banh mi

fatContent: 779.857 calories
saturatedFatContent: 24 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 5 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 95 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 42 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 42 grams protein
sodiumContent: 126 milligrams cholesterol


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