Vietnamese Chicken Salad

cabbage and chicken


3 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon chili sauce, (like sriracha)
1/2 head napa cabbage
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup mint
4 scallions

How To Prepare

1.In a small bowl, mix together rice vinegar, mirin, fish sauce, olive oil, honey and chili sauce. Combine 1/4 cup dressing with chicken and allow to soak up flavors while you prepare the rest of the dish.

2.Core and slice napa cabbage into slivers. Chop cilantro and mint. Remove ends and outer layer from scallions and dice.

3.In a large bowl, combine napa cabbage, cilantro leaves, mint leaves and scallions. Toss with remaining dressing and top with chicken.

What to bring for mud and obstacle runs?


This is a pretty common question I get asked.  Below is my checklist, but if I leave something out please feel free to make a suggestion and I’ll add it in.

Must Haves
Waiver/Race Packet
Full change of clothes(undies too)
Trash bag for dirty clothes
Pre race snack (granola bar, fruit, etc)

Nice to Haves
Baby Wipes
Extra Towel (For your car seat so it doesn’t get dirty)
Duct Tape
Folding Chair
Hand Sanitizer
NSAIDS(Ibuprofen, Alieve, etc)







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