The ground chicken filling has seasonings similar to those in larb, a popular Thai appetizer. Add sticky rice and sautéed fresh snow peas with chopped red bell pepper to complete the meal. Squeeze a lime wedge over the chicken for extra zip.
1 cup water
3/4 cup vertically sliced red onion
1 pound ground chicken breast
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons Thai fish sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
16 napa (Chinese) cabbage leaves (about 1 head)
Lime wedges (optional)
How to Make It
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add first 3 ingredients to pan. Cook 5 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring to crumble. Drain. Return chicken mixture to pan; stir in mint, cilantro, juice, fish sauce, and pepper.
Spoon about 3 tablespoons chicken mixture onto each cabbage leaf. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
This recipe is the first time I used fish sauce and will be the last time. The smell was almost enough for me not to eat it, but I decided I needed to at least try the food. I found it very bland and boring. It will not be on the menu rotation and I'm throwing out the fish sauce.
This just didn't live up to my expections. However, my boyfriend love it, which really surprised me. I'll probably make it again but change some of the things I add to the chicken. Also I don't think i'm a big fan of fish sauce... it kinds rubbs me the wrong way. Maybe, i'll use soy instead....
These were delicious!! I used ground turkey as that's all I had (same difference), and didn't add the cup of water while cooking the meat (not sure why I would?), but otherwise, made it the same. It was so robust with flavor! The lime and fish sauce are the perfect compliment. This was cheap and easy -- definitely will make this again and again!
The recipe was very easy to make and turned out just about how I thought it would. I was trying to recreate the larb gai I LOVE at the Thai place and though it wasn't exactly the same taste (it never is), it was fresh flavors and a very healthy dish overall. I made it just like the recipe except I only used a few tablespoons of water.
I really liked this recipe. Fast and easy enough for a weeknight meal, but with a totally different flavor profile than the usual. My kids can take a little heat and they liked it too. Didn't find it bland in the least.
Wow I searched and searched for this recipe. This is my third time making it. It is not bland at all. Some people just like alot of heat. I've made just the wraps because it's a meal by it's self. Today I'm making the white rice w/snow peas and red bell pepper. I can't wait. We all loved it the past 2 times. Just follow the recipe!
Would definitely make this recipe again. It was very quick and easy, and turned out well when I was generous with the seasonings. I also eliminated the water from the first step and added garlic and shredded carrots as suggested. Served on top of chopped cabbage and rice.
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