Spicy Chicken Salad

The Thai name means "good fortune" and the dish is popular at all kinds of celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 3 shallots
  • 1 lime
  • 3 green onions
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 6 Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp unsalted peanuts
  • 1 medium tomato


Preparation:

  1. Peel and chop the shallots, measure 2 tbsp and set aside.
  2. Cut the lime and squeeze juice: measure 2 tbsp and set aside.
  3. Wash and chop green onions; measure ΒΌ cup and set aside.
  4. Rinse the mint, pat dry with towel, discard stems and tear leaves in small pieces.
  5. Wash the lettuce leaves, pat dry and set aside.
  6. Cut tomato in small chunks and set aside.
  7. Chop the peanuts and set aside.
  8. Put chicken, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chili powder in 1 quart pan over medium heat.
  9. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, stirring to break up pieces.
  10. Remove chicken with slotted spoon into a large bowl.
  11. Add the shallots, scallions, peanuts and mint leaves and toss.
  12. Tear lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces, arrange with cucumber and tomatoes on platter.
  13. Add chicken mixture to the center of the platter and serve.

 
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