Spicy, tangy, salty, and delicious! Can be served hot or cold depending on your preference.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ground chicken in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly to break it into small crumbles, about 5 minutes. Stir in peanuts, red pepper flakes, ginger, and salt. Add lime juice and fish sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and chicken appears dry, about 10 minutes.

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  • Transfer chicken mixture to a large bowl. Fold in mint, basil, and cilantro. Spoon mixture into individual butter lettuce leaves and top with cucumber.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 38.5g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 87.8mg; sodium 909.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
Made as written and this was pretty good. My husband found the mint to be a bit overwhelming and I found the same to be true with the basil. So on that note I would use less of each next time but keep the cilantro the same. Typically cilantro tends to overpower but not in this combo. I served this hot and it was still a perfect summertime meal. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/01/2020
HELP... tasted ok...very dry.. .needs some kind of sauce to put over it.. any ideas Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
Made as written and this was pretty good. My husband found the mint to be a bit overwhelming and I found the same to be true with the basil. So on that note I would use less of each next time but keep the cilantro the same. Typically cilantro tends to overpower but not in this combo. I served this hot and it was still a perfect summertime meal. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2020
I’m really not sure how to rate this recipe. Overall it tasted good but the smell when I added the fish sauce was soooo nasty and it just permeated throughout the house. And even when eating it you could still smell the fishy smell. Just for reference I like anchovies which is what fish sauce is mostly made out of so I can’t explain why I found it so foul smelling. I did use slightly less fish sauce then the recipe called for and if I make it again I will use about half the amount and see if that makes a difference. So I gave the recipe 4 stars because it did taste good (very flavorful) but I just don’t know if I could make it again. If I add the experience of the smell it’s more like a 2 star. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2020
Great tasting recipe that was easy to do and my guests raved about it! I will say though that as much as we like spicy, I opted to add only one heaping teaspoon of red pepper flakes instead of 3 tablespoons as the recipe calls for. I also replaced the fish sauce with the same amount of melted peanut butter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2020
Not authentic (I lived in Thailand for 5 years) BUT quite easy and quick. Didn't have peanuts, so dropped back 5 and punted with peanut butter. Cut back on the lime and fish sauce a wee bit. Added a bit more mint b/c I think it freshens the dish. Again, overall, good and easy. Served it with kow neow - sticky rice - the way it's meant to be! But if you're low carb, it certainly will work with lettuce! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2019
I would cut the lime juice in half and the crushed red pepper by 2/3. Overall it s a good recipe and easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
Delicious way to use ground chicken! We stuffed it in pitas topping with bleu cheese and sautéed onions and mushrooms. The sweet/tangy flavor from the lime juice was great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2020
HELP... tasted ok...very dry.. .needs some kind of sauce to put over it.. any ideas Read More
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