Nice and spicy Thai minced chicken salad (Larb Gai)

Nice and spicy Thai minced chicken salad (Larb Gai)

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Serves 4

I know it is so simple to buy the already minced up chicken but the problem is you do not know what you are getting and it often has loads of fat and a bit of gristle in it. Buy your own and then mince it up yourself.

Each serving provides 237kcal, 31g protein, 3g carbohydrate (of which 3g sugars), 11g fat (of which 2g saturates), 2g fibre and 2.3g salt.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine Pascale: How to be a Better Cook


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 225g/8oz each), minced up in a food processor
  • flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 tsp caster, granulated or soft light brown sugar
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, finely diced
  • 1-2 red chillies, finely sliced, seeds removed for less heat if preferred
  • 1cm/½in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ bunch coriander, leaves and stalks roughly chopped (about 2 tbsp)
  • ½ bunch mint, leaves only, ripped
  • 1 handful salted (but not dry roasted) peanuts (about 50g/1¾oz)
  • 12 largish crisp iceberg lettuce leaves (cup-shaped are best)