Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Chicken Parcels Recipe

(Ga Cuon)

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 1/2

2 tablespoons

4 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

2 cloves



250 g

125 g


125 g

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons




To serve :

Lettuce leaves

Nuoc cham sauce

Limes, squeezed and juiced

Vietnamese fish sauce

Clear honey

Corn flour

Vegetable oil

Garlic, finely minced

Spring onions, finely minced

Small red chilies, finely sliced

Boneless, skinless chicken breast, finely chopped

Water chestnuts, chopped

Shiitake mushrooms, soaked and finely chopped

Bean sprouts

Crushed roasted peanuts

Chopped mint leaves



Method :
  • Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, honey and corn flour in a bowl and set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the garlic, spring onions and chilies for 1 minute.

  • Add the chicken, water chestnuts and mushrooms.

  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Stir the sauce in the bowl and add it to the wok with the bean sprouts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Stir fry for 1 minute, then add the peanuts and mint.

  • To serve, turn all the mixture out on the centre of a warmed platter and arrange the lettuce leaves around it.

  • To eat it, place some of the chicken mixture on a lettuce leaf, fold it up and dip it into the sauce.

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