Half of a banh mi sandwich
Use Marinated Chicken Thighs For A Budget-Friendly Bánh Mì
For a budget-friendly version of Vietnam's signature sandwich, bánh mì, swap out the expensive ingredients, like the cold cuts and pâté, for some equally delicious chicken thighs.
While ham and pork are traditional for bánh mì, this affordable alternative won't sacrifice the signature, zesty flavors that Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches have become known for.
To capture some authentic Vietnamese flavor, marinate the chicken in a blend of sesame oil, honey, hoisin sauce (for that kick of chili spice), and soy sauce before cooking.
Once the chicken thighs are cooked until juicy, simply spread some mayonnaise and Maggi seasoning along the interior of the baguette and start assembling your ingredients.