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Chicken larb served in a lettuce cup with rice

Chicken Larb

Author: Maddy & JD - Them Bites
This chicken larb recipe is packed with bright, beautifully contrasting flavors and comes together in less than 30 minutes for a healthy, quick dinner.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Laos, Thai
Servings 4 people
Calories 461 kcal


  • 1 wok or large skillet


  • ¼ cup uncooked rice (jasmine, white or sticky rice)
  • 2 tb vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1¼ - 1½ lbs ground chicken
  • 2 - 3 tb fish sauce
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 - 3 bird's eye chilies serrano or other chili will also work
  • ½ English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • ¼ cilantro chopped
  • ¼ mint chopped
  • bib, butter or Boston lettuce

Recipe Instructions

  • In a dry pan or wok, toast the rice. Continuously stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and grind in a mortar and pestle (or spice grinder). Set aside while you prepare the larb.
  • Heat your pan or wok over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once hot, add your shallot and cook for about a minute. Add the ground chicken and stir fry until brown and crispy. Next, add in the sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice.
  • Cook for another minute, add in half of the toasted rice and stir. Taste for seasoning and remove from heat.
  • Serve in a lettuce cup topped with your desired amount of scallions, cilantro, cucumber, mint, bird’s eye chili, more lime juice, and more toasted rice. Service with rice or sticky rice if desired.


Calories: 461kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 46gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 219mgSodium: 1924mgPotassium: 1541mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 187IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
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