Soak the rice noodles in boiling water for about 5 minutes or until tender. Rinse in cold water to prevent sticking, drain and chill.
Blanch the bean sprouts in boiling water for 15-20 seconds, drain and set aside to cool.
Peel the skin off the paw paw using a potato peeler, then cut the fruit in half and scoop out the seeds, Slice the flesh.
In a large salad bowl, combine the noodles, paw paw, sliced cucumber and spring onions, bean sprouts, grated carrots and herbs.
Pull the chicken breasts apart into strips and add to the bowl.
To make the dressing, whisk the ingredients together and drizzle over the salad. Toss until well coated.
Chill and serve on four plates with a handful of chopped peanuts and sliced lime.
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