Saigon chicken vermicelli bowls with pickled carrots and nuoc cham dressing

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Saigon chicken vermicelli bowls with pickled carrots and nuoc cham dressing

20-Minute Meal

Saigon chicken vermicelli bowls with pickled carrots and nuoc cham dressing

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 710 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Bún (vermicelli rice noodles) and gà nướng (grilled chicken) team up with a third Vietnamese staple, tương đen (hoisin) for a delicious 20-minute meal.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket hoisin marinade (almond butter - coconut aminos - pumpkin - dried plums - molasses - coconut vinegar - sesame oil - kosher salt - granulated garlic)
  • 5 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1 organic lime
  • ¼ pound organic shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic Thai (or Italian) basil
  • Sunbasket nuoc cham base (fish sauce - fresh garlic - coconut sugar)
  • 5 ounces organic shredded Savoy or other cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 710, Total Fat 28g (36% DV), Sat. Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 130mg (43% DV), Sodium 970mg (42% DV), Total Carb. 84g (31% DV), Fiber 8g (29% DV), Total Sugars 13g (Incl. 3g Added Sugars, 6% DV), Protein 35g
Contains: Fish, Tree Nuts, Sesame

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Marinate the chicken

Prep and cook instructions are identical for both chicken options.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and hoisin marinade and turn to coat. Let stand while you prepare the noodles and carrots.


Cook the vermicelli rice noodles

Bring a medium sauce pot of water to a boil. Add the vermicelli rice noodles and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, then return to the pot and set aside.
While the water heats and the noodles cook, prepare the rest of the meal.


Pickle the carrots

  • Juice the lime. Set aside 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] for the nuoc cham dressing.
In a small bowl, combine the carrots and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Cook the chicken

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the chicken and cook, turning once, until lightly browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly. Add more oil between batches if needed. Cut the chicken crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices.
While the chicken cooks, prepare the garnishes and dressing.


Prep the garnishes and nuoc cham dressing

  • Using the bottom of a bowl or cup, lightly crush the cashews.
  • Strip the basil leaves from the stems.
In a small bowl, stir together the nuoc cham base, remaining lime juice, and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] water.


Transfer the vermicelli to individual bowls. Arrange the chicken, carrots, cabbage, cashews, and basil on top. Garnish with as much sambal oelek as you like and serve with the nuoc cham dressing.
Kids Can!
  • Juice the lime.
  • Stir the pickled carrots.
  • Crush the cashews.
  • Strip the basil leaves.
  • Stir the nuoc cham dressing.