Thai Chicken and Basil Salad

Thai Chicken and Basil Salad


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Although called a salad there is no salad involved. This is a version of a traditional Thai chicken mince dish called larb and is nice served in lettuce leaves.

Valery K.

Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup crushed garlic
  • 500g chicken breast mince
  • 12 Thai chillies, sliced into thin rings
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat a wok over high heat until smoking. Pour in peanut oil then immediately add garlic. Stir-fry garlic until it begins to turn golden brown; about 20 seconds.
  2. Stir in the sliced chillies, soy sauce and fish sauce. Cook for about 15 seconds to soften the chillies then add the basil and continue cooking until the basil has wilted.
  3. Mix in the chicken mince and continue cooking and stirring until the meat is crumbly and no longer pink; about 2 minutes.

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Fabulous!!! Cooked it last night with some Korean Glass Noodles from (, my husband and our flatmate loved it We all took it for lunch today and our colleagues were very jealous as it smellt deliciously!!! - 24 Jan 2013


This is an amazingly simple and delicious receipt and I love it. I added lime juice and cashews. - 14 Oct 2012

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