Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

I have been making this recipe for close to a year…I overheard one of my colleagues at work talking about this amazing dish called ‘ Chicken Larb’….I listened so intently that I copied the recipe down as she spoke!!

And I never looked back….the dish was a life changer…So flavoursome and healthy, fresh and appealing.

I made it recently for my Mum, Dad, Brother and sister-in-law…. all four of them requested the recipe ( here it is guys!!)

So without further ado…Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Note to the budget conscious– Chicken mince can be substituted for Turkey Mince…I have made this recipe numerous times with Turkey mince and the taste is just the same / some might say even better


500g chicken mince OR 500g Turkey Mince

1 tablespoon Olive oil

1 medium brown onion, finely chopped

1 stalk lemon grass, white part only, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

2 sliced fresh red chillies

1 tablespoon fish sauce (or to taste)

1 table spoon soy sauce (or to taste)

½ juice of fresh lime ( or to taste)

1 teaspoon coconut sugar / or brown sugar

1 cup coriander, chopped

1 cup mint, chopped

1 cup bean sprouts (optional)

1 whole lettuce, leaves separated

Chopped coriander and mint for serving

Cooking Method

Heat oil in fry pan, add finely chopped onion, lemon grass, crushed garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for 3 mins or until aromatic.

Add chicken mince and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until chicken starts to brown.

Add the soy sauce,  fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and stir to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

Add bean sprouts, coriander and mint and gently toss until just combined.

Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce cups and serve with wedge of lemon, chopped coriander and mint.

Totally YUMMY!!

Other serving suggestions

  • Sprinkle with roasted peanuts for additional crunch
  • Serve chicken mince in lettuce cups on a bed of alfalfa sprouts and grated cheese

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