Paleo Thai Minced Chicken Herbal Salad.

When people go on low carb diets – whether Paleo, Keto, or Whole30 – they often see a dish that looks very similar to the one I’m about to share with you today – minced meat wrapped in lettuce leaves. However, I guarantee that this lookalike dish is going to make you say Wow and feel like you are tasting it for the first time.

This Thai Minced Chicken Herbal Salad looks simple yet it’s layered with 3-dimensional flavor.

It’s spicy, bright/citrusy, and salty/savory.

It’s bold and damn delicious. 🙂

In my online cooking course, we go deeper into how to create amazingly delicious everyday food in under 30 minutes even if you work 50 + hours per week.

Here I share just a taste of how a few simple and unassuming ingredients can bring your food to a level beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. If you love Thai food, I guarantee you’ll love this Thai Minced Chicken Herbal Salad.

Watch the video demo below to see how I build up 3 different layers of flavor, and why waiting until the very end to season your dish is the way to go in this dish.
Bon appetite !


Thai Minced Chicken Herbal Salad
5 from 5 votes

Paleo Thai Minced Chicken Herbal Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: ChihYu Smith
Delicious Paleo Thai minced chicken salad with fresh herbs. It's savory, citrusy, and full of flavor. Try this Thai style ground chicken dish. You are going to love it !
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  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, for sauteing use

Flavor layer 1 -

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest, alt. 1 lemongrass
  • 1 large red chili pepper, finely chopped & seeded

Flavor layer 2 -

  • 1 ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 lime juice, taste and see if another 1/2 lime juice is needed before serving
  • 2 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch of sea salt

Flavor layer 3 -

  • Handful of chopped cilantro and mint leaves
  • 1 spring onion, chopped


  • Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil over high heat. When hot, add ingredients under Flavor layer 1. Add a small pinch of salt and stir-fry for 2 -3 minutes until golden brown but not burned.
  • Add ground chicken. Stir-fry until the meat is completely cooked through. Season with a small pinch of salt.
  • Turn off of the heat. Add ingredients under Flavor layer 2.
  • Give it a quick stir then add ingredients under Flavor layer 3.
  • Mix everything well and taste and see if more lime juice is needed.


Calories: 279kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
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