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Low Carb Chicken Larb Gai Lettuce Wraps - An easy, healthy twist on a classic Thai salad! They're low carb, paleo friendly and super easy to make! Great for quick weeknight dinners! | #Foodfaithfitness | #glutenfree #lowcarb #paleo #healthy #Thai

Chicken Larb Gai Lettuce Wraps

These healthy Chicken Larb Gai Lettuce Wraps are an easy twist on the classic Thai recipe that are lower carb, gluten free and so delicious!

Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Keyword gluten free appetizers, healthy appetizers, larb gai, lettuce wraps
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Peanut oil, divided (avocado oil for paleo)
  • 1/2 Lb 93% Lean Ground Chicken
  • 1/4 Cup Shallots diced (about 2 large shallots)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh garlic minced
  • 3/4 Cup Cucumber diced (about 1/2 a large cucumber)
  • 1/2 Cup Red bell pepper diced (about 1/2 a large pepper)
  • 1/4 Cup Green onions diced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Thai basil roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh mint diced
  • 2 Tbsp Fish sauce

For the sauce: ** Read notes

  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Thai chili, minced (1/2 chili)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar (or sugar free sweetener for lower carb)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish (or cashews)
  • Lettuce of choice (I like cabbage)

Instructions

  1. Heat 1/2 Tbsp of the peanut oil in a medium pan on medium heat. Cook the ground chicken until no longer pink inside.  Transfer to a plate and set aside for later use.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a small pan over medium/high heat and cook the shallots and garlic until they are soft, about 2-3 minutes.  

  3. Combine all the salad ingredients, excluding the fish sauce, in a large bowl.  Add in garlic, shallots and chicken and stir until well combined. Finally, pour the fish sauce over top and stir until well mixed.

  4. Pour the 2 Tbsps of fish sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture and toss until it is evenly coated. Set aside.
  5. Combine all the dipping sauce ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  6. Fill each lettuce cup with chicken/vegetable mixture and top with chopped nuts and a drizzle of sauce (or you can dip the wrap into the sauce.)
  7. Devour!

Recipe Notes

*This sauce is very strong so you want to use it sparingly. If you don't love tangy, salty flavors I highly recommend you find a good peanut sauce recipe and use that instead. I LOVE the salty tang, but it might not be for everyone!