Grilled Curried Chicken Cutlets Over Asian Rice-Noodle Salad

Although great with the curried chicken, the cucumber, mint, and pistachio nut noodle salad would also make a fantastic side dish for grilled meat or fish.

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Grilled Curried Chicken Cutlets Over Asian Rice-Noodle Salad
Makes: 6  servings Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 30 mins

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for grill
  • 1 pound  chicken cutlets
  • 3/4 cup  well-shaken buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons  curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon  finely chopped garlic
  • 1 8 ounce package Asian medium rice-flour noodles (banh pho)
  • 8 cups  boiling water
  • 2 scallions (green parts only) cut into 2-inch-long thin strips
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, seeded and cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup  bottled Asian chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons  fresh lime juice, plus wedges
  • 4 tablespoons  coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons  coarsely chopped salted roasted shelled pistachios

Directions

1. Preheat grill and lightly oil rack. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Whisk together buttermilk, curry, and garlic in a shallow glass dish; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature, 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, soak noodles in boiling water until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well. Toss together noodles, scallions, cucumber, chili sauce, juice, 2 tablespoons mint, and 2 tablespoons nuts; salt and pepper to taste, for noodle salad.

3. Grill chicken over moderate heat, turning once, until cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes depending on thickness of cutlets. Transfer to a cutting board and slice. Divide noodle salad among 6 serving bowls. Top with chicken and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons mint and nuts. Serve with lime wedges and garnish with mint sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • cal.(kcal)315,
  • Fat, total(g)4,
  • chol.(mg)45,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)47,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)20,
  • sodium(mg)271,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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