Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich
Bahn Mi Sandwich
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken, sandwich
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 1097kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

For Pickled Vegetables

  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups julienned carrots (about 1/8 inch thick)

To Finish the Sandwiches:

  • 2 baguettes (thin crusted, partially split lengthwise)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 small cucumber (preferably kirby, cut into 1/8 inch thick julienne strips)
  • scallions
  • 6 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • Siracha Sauce

Instructions

To Cook the Chicken

  • Place the chicken in a 2-qt. saucepan. Add the wine, soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon, sugar, fish sauce, and enough water to come halfway up the chicken.  Bring to a light boil, and lower the heat to a simmer
  • Simmer the chicken, uncovered, until almost tender, about 20 minutes (it shouldn’t be so tender that it’s falling apart). Its internal temperature should be between 160° and 170°
  • Let the chicken cool to room temperature. Reserve the simmering liquid

Make the pickled vegetables

  • Whisk the vinegar, sugar, and salt together until dissolved. Add the carrots and toss well
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to one day. Drain the carrots well before putting them in the sandwich

To Make the sandwiches

  • Spread the mayonnaise on the top half of the baguettes.
  • Slice the chicken on a slight diagonal, as thinly as possible. Divide the chicken evenly between the two baguettes
  • Top the chicken with the well-drained pickled carrots, cucumber, scallions, lettuce, and a squirt of Sriracha
  • Drizzle the braising liquid over the sandwich filling. Cut each baguette crosswise into halves or thirds and serve

Notes

This is enough to fill two baguettes
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich
Amount per Serving
Calories
1097
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
437
mg
146
%
Sodium
 
5148
mg
224
%
Potassium
 
2081
mg
59
%
Carbohydrates
 
97
g
32
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
80
g
89
%
Protein
 
96
g
192
%
Vitamin A
 
32520
IU
650
%
Vitamin C
 
15
mg
18
%
Calcium
 
192
mg
19
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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