Place all the ingredients except the chicken in a large pot and bring to the boil. Add the chicken and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for 2 minutes each side. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Lift out the chicken and place in a bowl. Place the pot back over a medium-high heat and boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a bowl, discarding the aromatics. You should have about ¾ cup. Set aside to cool.
Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain well and refresh in cold water. Drain well again, place in a large bowl and toss with half the reduced cooking liquid. Add the cabbage, cucumber, spring onions and coriander and toss again.
Transfer to a large serving plate and top with the
Drizzle the chicken with the remaining reduced cooking liquid and scatter over the chilli, mint and Thai basil leaves.
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