Chicken Larb (Laab Gai) Recipe

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This chicken larb, also known as laab gai, features ground chicken in spicy lime juice with roasted rice powder. Easily substituted with pork, turkey, beef, shrimp or baked tofu, this versatile dish will fill your kitchen with fragrant aromas.
Appetizer
Thai
14
ingredients
4
steps
60
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Chicken Larb
1
batch of seasoning sauce, see below
1/2 cup(s)
water
1 lb
ground chicken
2
shallots, thinly sliced
3
Thai peppers, thinly sliced, crosswise
1/4 cup(s)
cilantro, roughly chopped
2
green onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup(s)
fresh mint, roughly chopped
1 tblsp
roasted rice powder, see notes 1
1/4 tsp
dried Thai chili powder (optional)
lettuce leaves, for serving
For the Seasoning Sauce
3 tblsp
fish sauce, see notes 2
3 tblsp
lime juice
1 tblsp
sugar

Directions 4 steps | 60 Minutes

Step 1

Make the seasoning sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Set aside.

Step 2

In a pot, bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and cook until it is thoroughly cooked.

Step 3

Transfer the chicken to a mixing bowl. Add the shallots. Thai peppers, cilantro, green onions, mint, roasted rice powder, Thai chili powder (if using) and the reserved seasoning sauce. Mix until evenly coated.

Step 4

Serve with lettuce leaves. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. If you are unable to procure roasted rice powder, it is easy to make at home:
    1. Toast ¼ cup of uncooked jasmine rice in a pan until brown. Let cool completely.
    2. Use a food processor to grind the roasted rice until a fine powder forms.
  2. For a gluten free option, procure gluten free fish sauce. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
486
FAT
19.2 g
PROTEIN
45.8 g
CARBS
36.9 g

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