Finely chopped Thai Chicken Salad Recipe served in a large white bowl

Thai minced chicken salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Thai chicken salad is a vibrant, zingy dish that uses fresh herbs, fish sauce and lime juice as a dressing to make a lunch or light supper that is full of flavour, but low in calories. Nowadays you can get most of the Thai ingredients in this recipe at any good supermarket



  • minced chicken 400g (buy minced, or whizz chicken thigh fillets in a food processor)
  • chicken stock 100ml
  • root ginger a thumb-sized piece, grated
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • lemongrass 1 stalk, finely chopped
  • red chilli 2, finely chopped
  • fish sauce 2 tbsp
  • lime juice 3 tbsp
  • mint and coriander leaves a small handful of each
  • Little Gem lettuce leaves and cucumber batons to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the chicken in the stock in a frying pan until it turns white and the stock evaporates. Add the ginger, garlic, lemongrass and chilli and keep cooking for another 3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Take off the heat and stir in the fish sauce and lime juice. Stir in the herbs and serve with lettuce leaves and cucumber batons.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 128
  • Fat 3.1g
  • Saturates 1.1g
  • Carbs 1.9g
  • Fibre 0.2g
  • Protein 23.3g
  • Salt 1.83g