Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

Sweet, sour, crunchy and soft combined in one delicious bite, this popular Vietnamese sandwich is made with grilled chicken, fresh and pickled vegetables, cilantro, jalapeno, and Sriracha mayo spread. This quick Banh Mi recipe has authentic flavor and only takes 30 minutes to make.

CUISINES: Vietnamese
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 35 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【Pickled Vegetables】
  • 0.5 cup Water
  • 0.5 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 0.5 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 oz Daikon, Thinly Sliced (About 1/4 Inch Thick)
  • 6 oz Carrots, Thinly Sliced (About 1/4 Inch Thick)
  • 4 oz Cucumbers, Thinly Sliced (About 1/4 Inch Thick)ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ
  • 【Chicken】
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp Shallots, minced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 【Spread】
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Vietnamese Bread Rolls Or French Baguette
  • 1 Jalapeños, sliced
  • Cilantro
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Step 1 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Step 1 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Combine the water, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Step 2 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Step 2 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Step 2 - 【PICKLED VEGETABLES】
Add the daikon, carrots, and cucumbers to a large mason jar. Pour the pickling liquid over veggies, screw on the lid, and allow the vegetables to pickle in the refrigerator for at least one hour and up to 24 hours in advance.
Step 3 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 3 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 3 - 【CHICKEN】
Combine the ginger, shallots, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce in a medium bowl.
Step 4 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 4 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 4 - 【CHICKEN】
Add the chicken, cover, and allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Step 5 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 5 - 【CHICKEN】
Step 5 - 【CHICKEN】
Cook the chicken on an indoor grill or outdoor grill until cooked through. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Allow chicken to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
Step 6 【Spread】
Step 6 【Spread】
Step 6 【Spread】
Mix Sriracha and Mayonnaise.
Step 7【ASSEMBLE BANH MI】
Step 7【ASSEMBLE BANH MI】
Step 7【ASSEMBLE BANH MI】
Toast the baguettes if desired, spread mayonnaise spread on bread and top with chicken slices, pickled vegetables, cilantro leaves, and jalapeño slices. Serve warm.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Enjoy!