How to Make Thai minced chicken salad - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Thai minced chicken salad

Famous as ‘larb gai’ in Thailand, the spiciness in this recipe works well with the crunchy vegetables, creating a perfect balance of flavour and heat. Chicken meat can make positive contributions to the diet of those aiming for a high protein diet. Chicken meat is low in saturated fats, and rich in most essential nutrients. Try this below no oil recipe.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 – 15 Minutes  40 – 45 Minutes


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, minced in food processor
  • 3 tbsp (tablespoons) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped onions
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic and red chili paste
  • 50 gm red bell peppers
  • 20 g lettuce, for serving
  • 2 g fresh cilantro/coriander stem, for garnishing
  • 2 g mint leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat, no oil is necessary.

Step 2

Add chicken, stir until thoroughly cooked.

Step 3

Remove from heat, drain excess liquid.

Step 4

Add fish sauce, ground chili garlic paste and lime juice.

Step 5

Toss all together with cilantro, onion, mint, cayenne, rice powder.

Step 6

Adjust seasoning to taste.

Step 7

Serve immediately over lettuce leaves or thinly sliced cabbage.

Step 8

Garnish with cilantro sprigs and mint.

Nutritional Information

Calories 238 Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.2 g 1% Saturated Fat 0.3 g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 10 mg 3%
Sodium 634 mg 26% Potassium 379 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 4.4 g 1% Dietary Fiber 0.7 g 3%
Sugars 0.9 g Protein 34.0 g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%

*Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


  • 1 tsp olive oil can be added if chicken is drying out a little.
  • Pork, or firm tofu for a vegetarian version, can also be used – just add soy sauce (or tamari as a gluten-free option) instead of fish sauce in the recipe.
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