Banh Mi Chicken Baguette

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
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Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

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1 kg 2,2 lb chicken thighs
65 ml 0,25 cup oyster sauce
65 ml 0,25 cup hoisin sauce
30 ml 2 tbsp soy sauce
65 ml 0,25 cup sugar
30 ml 2 tbsp honey
4 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
15 ml 1 tbsp fish sauce
2,5 ml 0,5 tsp chinese 5-spice powder

Preparation

 

Vietnamese-style chicken thighs

  • In a bowl combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Add the chicken thighs, turn to coat evenly, cover and refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Preheat grill and oil thoroughly. Remove thighs from marinade, place on the grill and brush with more marinade. Cook until internal temperature reaches 80°C (175°F). Keep warm. 

Marinated vegetables

  • In a bowl stir vinegar and sugar together to dissolve, add the julienned carrots and radishes and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.

The sandwich

  • Slice the grilled chicken thighs into strips.
  • Cut into baguettes lengthwise without cutting through, spread insides with spicy mayonnaise, top with lettuce leaves, chicken strips, marinated vegetables, cilantro and cucumber. Cut in two and serve. 

Tips

Marinated vegetables

  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 75 g daikon radish, julienned
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) sugar
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) rice vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Sandwiches

  • 6 small sandwich baguettes
  • ½ English cucumber, julienned
  • Marinated vegetables
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 12 leaves Boston or curly lettuce
  • 175 ml mayonnaise with 15 ml (1 tbsp.) sriracha sauce