chicken Cook the chicken (recipe called for 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts; I've used just one boiled with Old Bay or Tony Chachere's until done; I don't find leftover chicken to work very well)
vegetables 1/2 large head cabbage, diced 2-3 large carrots, diced (I shred them) 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced Combine in large bowl, then add chicken & dressing.
dressing 1/4 c fresh lime juice (about one large lime or two small; doesn't have to be exact) (really, fresh is sooo much better than from a bottle, especially in this, because it's a major player) 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 T fish sauce (1 was sufficient) red pepper flakes combine & stir well, taste and adjust. (It doesn't taste good to me at this stage, but added with herbs later it's good. )
herbs 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 T chopped fresh mint (I usually omit the mint & basil because I think it makes the salad too busy) 1 T chopped fresh basil 1/4 c peanuts plus more for garnish (the peanuts are fabulous in this, so don't omit!) Just before serving, toss salad with herbs & peanuts - add more peanuts as desired. (Probably better to add the herbs in just before eating rather than leaving in there overnight.)