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Laab - aka Chicken Larb
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5 from 2 votes

Laab (Chicken Larb)

This Spicy, Sour and Slightly Sweet Thai Chicken Salad with Chile + Fresh Herbs is ready in under 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: healthy, laab, larb gai, recipe, salad, thai
Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 shallots roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sambal or sriracha
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint roughly chopped


  • Begin by adding the ground chicken to a pan and cook over medium-high heat until it’s cooked through and broken up. No need to add oil or salt.
  • Meanwhile, mix together fish sauce, sweet chili, dark soy sauce, sambal + lime juice. Set aside.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, add the shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and shallots and stir. Turn the heat off and let the residual heat slightly cook the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add in the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Top with cilantro and mint, toss again and serve with either rice or lettuce wraps!


My recipe calls for thick soy sauce which is much thicker (obvi lol) and sweeter than the regular kind. If you don't have this, you can totally use regular soy sauce but cut the amount in half but add about 1 tsp of white sugar.