In the kitchen with ‘Top Chef Houston’ finalist Evelyn Garcia

Are you looking for easy weekday meal ideas? Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Houston’ finalist, Evelyn Garcia, shows you how to make a quick and delicious chicken salad with a Vietnamese twist. Garcia is the chef and co-owner of Kin HTX.

HOUSTON – Are you looking for easy weekday meal ideas?

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Houston’ finalist, Evelyn Garcia, shows you how to make a quick and delicious chicken salad with a Vietnamese twist.

Check out the video above for all her tips and details on where you can try more of her delicious Asian-inspired dishes.

Garcia is the chef and co-owner of Kin HTX and is co-hosting Homegrown Houston, a culinary event at Asia Society Texas Center on Saturday, Aug. 27 alongside Chef Henry Lu.

Garcia and Lu have curated a selection of stand-out, innovative chefs, each of who are presenting a dish that showcases the diversity of the Houston food scene.

Homegrown Houston at Asia Society (Kin HTX)

For tickets to Homegrown Houston, click here.

To see Garcia’s complete interview, check out the video above.

Vietnamese-Inspired Chicken Salad

Chef Evelyn Garcia with a Vietnamese-inspired chicken salad (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Ingredients:

• 1lb cooked & shredded, chicken breast

• 1/2 cup coconut milk

• 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

• 2 tablespoons fish sauce or Soy Sauce

• 1 teaspoon sliced chilis (optional)

• 4 tablespoons honey

• 4 tablespoons lime juice

• Salt & Pepper

• 4-5 sprigs of cilantro

• 4-5 sprigs of mint

• 4-5 sprigs of dill

• 1/4 cup red onion, diced

• 1/4 cup cucumber, diced

• 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced

• 1 avocado, diced

• 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions:

1. In a small mixing bowl combine coconut milk, yogurt, fish sauce, honey & lime juice. Whisk until combined.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, herbs, diced vegetables, and dressing.

3. Season with salt & pepper to taste and garnish with sesame seeds

4. Serve with your choice of lettuce wraps, Tostadas, or Crackers

Tips:

- You can easily make this salad with different proteins like shrimp.

- Use leftover chicken and or vegetables

Recipe was provided by Evelyn Garcia.


About the Author:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.