Chicken Bahn Mi with Apple-Kale Slaw

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 tablespoons rice vinegar

3 tablespoons fish sauce

1 apple, cut into matchsticks

1 carrot, cut into matchsticks

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced kale

1/3 cup almond butter

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Sriracha (Asian chile sauce)

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 11/2 pounds)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon soy sauce

Kosher salt

4 hero rolls, split and toasted

Torn fresh basil and mint, for topping


  1. Make the slaw: Warm the rice vinegar and fish sauce in the microwave. Combine the apple and carrot in a large bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Stir in the kale and let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Make the almond mayonnaise: Mix the almond butter, mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Coat the chicken with the vegetable oil, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Grill until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes, then slice.
  4. Spread almond mayonnaise on both sides of the rolls. Add the chicken and top with the slaw and basil and mint.