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Make this Asian Ground Chicken recipe and it will be the new favorite recipe in your house. They are low in carbs, easy to make, tasty, quick healthy dinner recipes. A simple and healthy recipe that takes just about 15 minutes to make.

two purple cabbage leaves filled with cooked ground chicken topped with sliced green onions on a plate
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Some would describe this meal as being heavenly! The way the juices and chicken mix together, it seriously doesn’t get much better than this. The next time you’re looking for something quick to make for dinner, make this Asian Chicken recipe and skip the carryout! Get the whole family to love Asian food and you don’t even have to leave your comfortable house to get it.

If you’re on the hunt for more light and delicious Asian-inspired recipes, try our Chicken lettuce wrap recipe.

why this is so good

  • A heavenly filling! The Asian chicken is so addictively good! Ground chicken perfectly seasoned with soy and ginger – delicious!
  • Easy to make. Like really easy! This is whipped up in 15 minutes from the pantry to the table.
  • A light but filling. The fresh cabbage provides a light crunch to this delectable dish, it feels light but still hearty enough to satisfy.

ingredients

  • Ground Chicken: you can also use ground turkey instead of ground chicken
  • Peanut Oil: or you may use toasted sesame oil
  • Garlic: Freshly minced for the best flavor!
  • Onion: Finely diced.
  • Sliced Green Onions: You can also include cilantro.
  • Sauces: Hoisin sauce and soy sauce.
  • Water Chestnuts: Drained and diced.
  • Cabbage Leaves: Purple cabbage adds such a gorgeous pop of color. Or you can use lettuce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sesame Seeds: used to garnish

how to mAKE ASIAN ground CHICKEN

  • Prep the pan: Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken: In a pan cook, the chicken adds onions, and season with salt and pepper. Then mix in garlic, and ginger, cook for 30 seconds then stir in the soy and hoisin sauces. Finally, add the chestnuts and cook for a further 1 min.
  • Make the cups: Spoon the filling into the cabbage leaves, season and garnish
ground cooked Asian chicken in a purple cabbage leafe on a plate

frequently asked question

What is the most common Chinese cooking method?

Stir-fry is the most common method of Chinese cooking. It is a quick way to cook a dish by stir-frying a combination of meat and veggies in a wok for a short time. A simpler way of cooking.

What oil is Chinese food cooked in?

The most common oil used in cooking Chinese/Asian foods is nut seed oil. It could be either peanut oil or toasted sesame oil which are the most common.

What is an important seasoning in Chinese cooking?

We would have to say soy sauce. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient that is added to almost every Chinese meal. It is fundamental seasoning that must be added in most cases in place of salt.

Storage and Reheating

  • Storage: You may store the leftover ground chicken separately from the cabbage cups. Place the cooked ground chicken in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You may freeze the cooked ground chicken in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Do not freeze the cabbage.
  • Reheating: Reheat the leftover ground chicken in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through. If frozen, allow to thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
cooked ground chicken Asian style in purple cabbage wrap

Recipe Notes and tips

  • Use a Wok, Sauté pan, or a cast-iron skillet. A wok is obviously great for Asian dishes, but you don’t have to use one.
  • Dice the vegetables very small. This is one of the keys to making sure every bite is bursting with both texture and flavor
  • Brown the chicken. Making sure the chicken is nice and crispy and brown is essential to the overall flavor and texture of this dish!
  • You can spice this up a bit by adding jalapenos.

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Asian Ground Chicken Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Asian cooked ground chicken in purple cabbage cups on a white plate
Asian-inspired cooked ground chicken made with peanut oil, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and other simple ingredients. Served in cabbage leaves.

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken, or ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil, or sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 8 oz can of water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions and/or chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 8 purple cabbage leaves

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, approximately 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the garlic and ginger to the pan; cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Stir in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce and water chestnuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 more minute.
  • Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon into cabbage leaves and sprinkle with green onions, cilantro, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use a Wok, Sauté pan, or a cast-iron skillet. A wok is great for Asian dishes, but you don’t have to use one.
  • Dice the vegetables very small. This is one of the keys to making sure every bite is bursting with both texture and flavor
  • Brown the chicken. Making sure the chicken is nice and crispy and brown is essential to the overall flavor and texture of this dish!
  • You can spice this up a bit by adding jalapenos.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 23gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 855mgPotassium: 774mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 4.5mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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