Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Larb)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25


Healthy and flavorful Thai-style chicken lettuce wraps flavored with lime, cilantro, sriracha and other spices.


  • 4 heaping tbsp basmati rice
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 10 sprigs of cilantro, finely diced
  • 2 green onions, finely diced
  • 1 tsp sriracha (or 1 tsp sambal oelek)
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped into large pieces
  • Sriracha, cilantro, and lime wedges for topping


  1. Heat large skillet on medium-high for several minutes. Lower the heat to low-medium, then add the rice. Do not grease the pan.
  2. Stir constantly until rice is toasted and brown, about five minutes. You will see the rice between to “pop” and release a nutty aroma, almost like popcorn.
  3. Carefully pour rice into food processor, and grind until the rice is reduced into smaller pieces. The smaller, the better.
  4. Return skillet to stove, set to medium heat.
  5. Add ground chicken and juice of one lime. Do not grease pan. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and is crumbling.
  6. Remove skillet from heat. Add juice of 1 lime, shallot, cilantro, green onions, chili powder, and fish sauce, stir well.
  7. Serve chicken with iceberg lettuce, top with cilantro and sriracha if desired.


  • Serving Size: 4