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Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

Thai Larb Gai Chicken Salad

Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 318 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz chicken mince (300 g)
  • ½ cup chicken stock (120 ml)
  • 3 tbsp onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • lime juice of 2 limes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 red chili sliced finely
  • 2 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • a handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • a handful fresh mint chopped
  • 1 small head butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Combine the fish sauce, lime juice, garlic powder and sugar. Stir these ingredients into a marinade and then put it in the fridge to chill until needed later.

  2. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

  3. In the meantime pour the chicken stock in a wok and place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the chicken mince.

  4. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

  5. Stir fry the chicken mince quickly and break up any large lumps. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes until it is cooked through. Keep stirring, don’t burn it.

  6. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

  7. Once the chicken mince is cooked, take the wok off the heat. Scoop the mince into a large bowl and let it cool down fully in the fridge. Then drizzle with the lime juice marinade. Also add the chopped onion, the fresh cilantro and mint and the sliced red chili.

  8. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

  9. Stir the chicken salad well and put it back in the fridge for 5 minutes. Then stir the salad again and check the seasoning. Add extra lime juice, fish sauce or fresh chili to taste if necessary.

  10. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.

  11. Put the chicken mince salad back in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then give the Thai larb gai salad one last stir. Divide the lettuce over plates and transfer the chicken mince salad on top of it. Serve cold.

  12. Classic Thai larb gai chicken salad: spicy cooked chicken mince packed with fresh flavors such as lime juice, fish sauce, fresh chili and cilantro.