This is one of my very favorite chicken salads and is easy to make when you use a roasted chicken from the grocery store.
1-2 fresh CHILES (Thai or serrano), seeded and minced
3 cloves GARLIC, minced
2 Tbsp. SUGAR
1 Tbsp. RICE WINE VINEGAR
3 Tbsp. fresh LIME JUICE
3 Tbsp. Vietnamese FISH SAUCE (I use 3 Crabs brand)
3 Tbsp. VEGETABLE OIL
1 small ONION, chopped
1 ROASTED CHICKEN, shredded
4 c. NAPA CABBAGE, thinly sliced
2 CARROTS, grated
1/2 c. MINT (I omitted this and used CILANTRO instead)
Freshly GROUND PEPPER
Combine chiles, garlic, sugar, rice wine vinegar, fresh lime juice, fish sauce, vegetable oil and onion. Mix until sugar dissolves.
Add shredded chicken, cabbage, carrots, and cilantro or mint. Season with pepper and stir.
Beware... it is addictive!