Spicy Thai Chicken Salad - 4/26/04

Spicy Thai Chicken Salad

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, minced in food processor (do not sub ground chicken, it is too fatty!)
1 tablespoon roasted rice powder (available in Asian markets or you can make your own by roasting raw rice in a dry skillet till brown)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 spring onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste
thinly sliced cabbage or lettuce, for serving
fresh cilantro stem, for garnish

  1. Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat, no oil necessary.

  2. Add chicken, stir until cooked through.

  3. Remove from heat, drain excess liquid.

  4. Add fish sauce and lime juice.

  5. Toss all together with cilantro, onion, shallots, mint, cayenne, rice powder, and ground chile/garlic paste.

  6. Adjust seasoning to taste.

  7. Serve immediately over lettuce leaves or thinly sliced cabbage.

  8. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

4 servings
25 minutes 15 mins prep time 10 mins cook time