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Chicken Mince Recipe-Low Carb Chicken Larb Gai
It's Been Too Long
It has definitely been a while since my last recipe! School, work, training, and maintaining a social life has got me running around like a chicken with its head cut-off. Although I have been pretty occupied, I have not stopped cooking.
I actually enjoy cooking and prepping during these busy times. Prepping meals on the weekend relieves the stress of having to think about it during the week.
It also gives you something to look forward to, a fridge with super yummy food that is already made. One recipe I made this week, that I would like to share with you all, is made with ground chicken.
This Chicken Mince Recipe is also known as Larb Gai and is a popular Thai food. It is a Thai salad dish made of chopped chicken, healthy seasonings, and lime.
The first time I had Larb Gai was when my dad introduced it to me after he came back from a trip to Thailand. My dad also travels all around the world where he gets to partake in different cultural cuisines.
Every time he travels to a new place, he comes back with recipes of his favorite meals. Recently he went to Vietnam and has a Kimchi soup recipe that he loved. Maybe I will have to try that next.
Reason why I made this chicken mince recipe:
Quick and Easy
This low carb chicken mince recipe (larb gai) is relatively easy to make. The most time-consuming part of this recipe is the chopping. But personally, I find chopping the fun part.
Once everything is chopped, all you have to do is cook the meet and slightly steam the cauliflower rice and cabbage and voila! It is also great because it makes 5-6 servings. Therefore, any extra can be eaten throughout the week for those crazy busy days.
Trust me, it still tastes great left-over! So now, let's go ahead and take a look at the healthy ingredients in this chicken mince recipe.
Benefits of Coconut Aminos
Soy sauce is the staple Asian condiment, however, it is not the healthiest condiment out there. A lot of people develop a sensitivity to soy and most brands of soy sauce contain gluten and MSG. Unless you buy organic, non-gmo brands.
The soy used to make the soy sauce we find in the stores, is typically genetically modified. Our post about food sensitivities explains more about why GMO food is something you want to avoid.
So, with that said, a Coconut Amino is my family's favorite alternative to soy sauce. It looks and tastes similar to the Asian condiment.
Coconut aminos are made from the sap of the coconut tree. Coconut sap supports insulin levels and glucose metabolism, which has a protective effect on the kidneys. It is also rich in vitamin B.
It is also alkaline which helps balance acidity in the body. This product is also sustainably produced. The sap comes from the coconut blossoms before they mature, not tapping the individual coconut tree.
Loaded with Spring Super Foods
According to the Ayurveda diet, the Spring season lasts from March to June. Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent, Dry, and Warm foods are your friend during these months. Spring is associated with the qualities of Kapha which are heavy, cold and oily.
When there is a build up of Kapha qualities in your system, you can experience colds, coughs, allergies, congestion, and even weight gain. The foods suggested in the Spring grocery list that can be found within this 3 season diet challenge. Click here to Take the Challenge and help balance out Kapha.
As you see from the Spring Grocery list, Cabbage and Cauliflower are spring superfoods. Cilantro, lime and chicken are also good foods that balance out Kapha.
Chicken Mince Recipe:
1 lb Ground Chicken
3 Cups of Cauliflower Rice
4 Cups Chopped Cabbage
2 Tbsp of Fresh Lime Juice
½ Cup of Cilantro
¼ Cup of Scallions
1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
½ teaspoon of salt
½ tsp of pepper
½ teaspoon cumin
1 tbsp coconut secret
- Chop the cabbage into thin slices
- Steam the cabbage and cauliflower rice until soft. Once soft, set aside.
- Coat a large frying pan with olive oil and cook the ground chicken, cilantro, and scallions until the chicken is well cooked and golden brown.
- In a large pot, combine the cabbage, cauliflower rice, chicken mixture, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, salt, pepper, and cumin and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups Calories: 210 Carbs: 5g Protein: 16g
If you find yourself in a pinch and not sure what to have for dinner, you can also try this easy chicken stir fry recipe!