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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

I had some ground (minced) chicken that I wanted to use up, but my husband wanted to us to meet him and his brother (who is visiting from Michigan) to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning play-off game. If we went to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch it...we could also watch the Tampa Bay Rays play at the same time. Talk about stimulation overload. Anyway I thought I could quick make some chicken larb, a Thai dish that made with chicken or pork, and is often eaten cold and made into a salad, but I remember watching Giada De Laurentiis make turkey larb and made them into lettuce wraps. Perfect!


1 lb ground chicken
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup broth
1 shallot chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespoon lemongrass chopped (I keep some in the freezer)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 or 2 tsp Thai, chili-garlic sauce (a sweet spicy sauce)
1 tsp coriander (optional I just thought is sounded good)
1 tablespoon toasted rice powder (I used it just because I had it)
1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped


Place chicken in a bowl and squeeze the lime juice all over it. While it is marinading heat some oil in a skillet or wok and cook the onions until soft, about 5-7 minutes, add garlic and chicken and cook until chicken is done Add oyster sauce, chili-garlic sauce, coriander, toasted rice powder, and broth. Cook until broth is absorbed. Stir in cilantro after you turn off the heat. Serve on leaf lettuce, or whatever lettuce you like.

I liked how the chicken larb was warm, wrapped in the cold crisp lettuce. When Maranda saw it she asked...oh can I have some of the appetizers? So that's what we had before we went out to meet everyone else. Their loss! I had the leftovers for lunch with some purple sticky rice!

Hope you all have a great hump-day!


  1. I'd pay no mind to a game with these in front of me.

  2. I will probably throw everything onto my burger bread. haha... Hope you're enjoying your day. Have a great time.

  3. So healthy and happy hump day to you as well :)

  4. I'm loving these Thai recipes you've been posting! The flavors speak to my soul. Delicious!

  5. You had me at "oyster sauce". This filling would go great in wonton wrappers for potstickers, too, I bet! I love the lettuce wrap, though...perfect for something light in the summer.

  6. I love larbs. These look so good. It's been too long since we've had them. Perhaps this weekend.

  7. I love those lettuce wraps! They are such a delicious and guilt-free treat!

  8. Yum! I love this! would be great as a filling for thin wraps too!

  9. I think this is something my partner would love and I could easily scramble tofu in my wraps to make the vegetarian. Great recipe!

  10. These look really delicious Lyndsey.
    Have a great weekend. xx

  11. mmm, this looks like a great appetiser! i've only tried lettuce wraps with shredded turnips for filling.

  12. I love wraps with anything. I just had a Turkish meat wrap yesterday, it was very delicious with garlic oil and mixed herbs and of course I love their Turkish ice cream too.
    Have a great weekend.

  13. Loved the pic!!! looks totally yummy!!

  14. Yum!I'm now following your blog through Networked Blogs and looking forward to trying your recipes. I hope you will follow me as well.
    Regards, Mari

  15. Belinda - ha! You got that right!

    Kristy - yes I can see it know...chicken larb read rolls.

    Penny - thanks!

    Joanne - thank you I do like the Thai flavors.

    Melissa - I used oyster sauce in place of the usual fish sauce. It would be good in wonton wrappers, good idea!

    Katrina - they are a nice easy weekend thing.

    Angie - and they are satisfying too!

    Jeannie - Good idea for wraps, just put the whole thing in a wrap lettuce and all.

    Maria - yes, or you could use mushrooms instead of chicken

    Pru - thanks, have a great weekend yourself!

    Sonia - thanks you!

    lena - shredded turnup lettuce wraps sound good, I'll have to check that out.

    Ann - that sounds really good, I would love that too!

    Sarah - thank you

    Mari - I will be sure to do that, thanks!

  16. I would LOVE these larbs. I love food parcels. Hunger after Thai recipes...and love lemon grass. Will give these a go soon. In the interim, have yourself a mighty fine weekend!

  17. Love this and what a great meal on a hot Florida day!

    We still haven't moved! One delay after the other and living surrounded by piles of boxes and in such a mess - ugh!!

  18. This is a fantastic meal...sounds delicious!

  19. I love lettuce wraps and your filling with the chicken and lemongrass sounds very appetizing! Have a lovely weekend Lyndsey!

  20. I love lettuce wraps and your filling with the chicken and lemongrass sounds very appetizing! Have a lovely weekend Lyndsey!

  21. claudia lamascolo - thanks it's nice when healthy tastes good too.

    Kitchen Butterfly - it does make eating more fun when the food is wrapped one way or another. There are so many ways to fill them.

    Jay - thanks

    Martha - yes and when it gets hotter you can serve it cold in a salad like many do. Let me know what is going on. We have to meet for lunch sometime.

    Heather - thanks, it was fun and easy

    Biren - thanks, you have a great weekend too. I like keeping some chopped lemongrass on hand in the freezer.

  22. Lyndsey I really love this recipe, look absolutely yummy, my daughter will love this idea! gloria

  23. Aren't these wonderful? I made them awhile back and posted them. We loved them. Great job.

  24. This looks wonderful Lyndsey! I will have to try making this for my family soon!

    Blessings, Catherine

  25. I am a huge fan of lettuce wraps! So delicious!


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