Chicken Larb (Thai Salad)

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Thai Chicken Larb Salad is an easy, healthy chicken dish full of fresh, Thai, citrus, herby flavors. Also great served in lettuce cups!

We love Thai food, especially healthy Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry and our other favorite Thai salad, Thai Green Papaya Salad.

Larb Chicken Salad Chicken Larb (Thai Salad)

Thai recipes are fun an healthy way to enjoy Asian flavors with low points values. The use of fish sauce is usually the only hurdle in getting people to try Thai food  who may be used to many Chinese and Japanese recipes. Fish sauce is a sauce made of fermented anchovies, salt and water.

If you’re familiar with the flavors of pad thai then you’re familiar with the taste of fish sauce. If you’re concerned about the flavor being too strong you can also cut it back to just 1 tablespoon.


I’ve added thinly  sliced kale to this dish just because the green can stand up to the warm chicken and the dressing. It isn’t authentically Thai in any way but it adds great flavor and as a hearty green it would be great for adding bulk to the dish.

What is Chicken Larb?

Chicken Larb is a Thai salad that is boldly flavored with fish sauce, lime juice, mint, cilantro and lemongrass. There is also usually onions in the salad, in this case both green onions and red onions.

How do you make chicken larb?

Ground Chicken is cooked with a bit of canola oil. Lemongrass, green and red onions are then cooked for just a couple of minutes before removing the mixture from the heat and adding in the fish sauce and lime dressing over roughly chopped mint and cilantro.

Chicken Substitutes for larb salad:

Larb is usually made with chicken but can also be made with ground beef, duck, fish, pork or finely minced mushrooms. You can also use a finely chopped firm tofu.

Chicken Larb Recipe

Chicken Larb Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Thai Chicken Larb Salad

Thai Chicken Larb Salad is an easy, healthy chicken dish full of fresh, Thai, citrus, herby flavors. Also great served in lettuce cups!  
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 206 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemongrass minced
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 cup curly kale thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts


  1. Add the oil to a skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook breaking it apart.
  3. Once cooked through add the lemongrass, green onions, red onions and cook and stir for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the fish sauce, lime juice and chili garlic sauce and stir again.
  5. Toss with the mint leaves, cilantro, kale and bean sprouts.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Larb Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th recipe)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 790mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 4.7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 39.4g 79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Thai Chicken Larb
Chicken Larb Salad
Rating: 5

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  1. I have never heard of this before. I am curious now and will have to make these! Looks delish!

    Rating: 5