Recipe courtesy of Donal Skehan

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad with Bacon XO Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
XO sauce is a funky chile and pork sauce that adds a wonderful depth of flavor to Chinese dishes, but it takes time and lots of ingredients to make at home. This is a great little shortcut, using a jar of ready-made bacon jam (easily available online and in supermarkets) and adding a twist with soy sauce, fish sauce and rice vinegar.


For the dressing:


Special equipment:
Frying pan, small saucepan
  1. Put the shredded cabbages and carrot into a salad bowl. Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing together in a small bowl, pour over the salad and toss to combine. Set aside to soften and macerate.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Season the chicken and fry over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until just cooked. Set aside to rest.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan warm the bacon jam with the fish sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and chile.
  4. Chop the chicken and add to the salad with the warm bacon jam. Toss to combine before serving.