Chicken Larb

    16 minutes

    This is a home version of the spicy chicken salad you'd get down at your local Thai restaurant.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon peanut or sunflower oil
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
    • 1 stalk lemon grass, chopped
    • 2 fresh red chilies, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 500 g chicken mince
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
    • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
    • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh mint
    • 1 cup (60 g) coriander leaves
    • 1 small head cos or 1⁄2 small head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add ginger, lemon grass, chilies and garlic. Cook 1 minute, stirring. Add chicken and cook, stirring, 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
    2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Combine lime juice, fish sauce and sugar; pour over chicken.
    3. Add onion, mint and coriander, reserving a few leaves for garnish. Toss gently. Place salad in individual bowls, garnish with remaining coriander. Scoop portions of salad onto lettuce leaves to form parcels or cups for eating.

    cook's tip

    For a quick version of this salad, buy a cooked chicken. Remove the skin and bones, then finely chop the chicken breast meat or shred it with a fork.

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    Something else. add toasted ground rice Toast white rice in a dry pan and grind, do a batch that will last for several dishes. Add about a tablespoon , makes a nice crunch and is authentic  -  12 Apr 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. add cashew nuts for extra crunch  -  04 Jul 2011


    This recipe is delicious. The whole family love it- even my fussy 2yrd old.  -  26 Aug 2012