Thai Spicy Chicken Salad

January 20, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Bangkok: the gastronomic paradise. I drop off my bags at home and walk down to the market, following the smell of herbs, fish sauce and chilies. I am hoping my childhood food cart is already there, setting up for the evening crowd. Bingo! Larb Gai, here I come. I love watching the whole process in that big metal bowl: a quick toss of cilantro, onions, mint, fish sauce, chilies, lime and along with a handful of ground pork. In a flash, I have myself a meal of droolicious spicy ground pork with chewy gluttonous rice. Oh, the memories.
*Rice powder can be bought in asian ethnic stores. Throw a few tbsp of rice powder in a pan over low heat and toast it for a few minutes until golden brown; it may be opted out, but I like the it for the extra nuttiness and grittiness of the dish. Substitute this dish with other kinds of meat or even tofu. —FrancesRen

What You'll Need
  • 1 chicken breast, baked or poached, then hand shredded
  • 1 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice powder, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried chili flakes
  1. Mix ingredients until evenly distributed; eat with balsamic rice or gluttonous rice.

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5 Reviews

Lori L. May 26, 2014
The lime is missing from the ingredients.
santa February 7, 2011
Is this Larb?
FrancesRen February 7, 2011
FrancesRen February 3, 2011
MM! Enjoy!
jerome_ellis February 2, 2011
I have been looking for something just like this, I'm going to try it tomorrow!