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Jun 4, 2012 05:12 PM

What to do with 1 lb of ground chicken (besides make burgers)?

I'd really like to do something with this tonight, but am feeling rather uninspired. Stir-fry? Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Use in stuffing for Asian dumplings

        1. re: 4Snisl

          I third it! Or if you'd like a hot Thai dish, try pad grapow.

          1. re: alliegator

            I forgot about pad krapow. I make larb pretty frequently in the summertime and love pad krapow as a change of pace.

            1. re: alliegator

              Larb was the first thing that popped into my head as well. Makes an excellent first course or light meal!


            2. re: 4Snisl

              Larb (also spelled sometimes as laab or laap) and pad grapow are among my favorite things. Larb works with any number of herb combinations, depending on what is available ... it's not absolutely essential to have things like kafir lime leaves and lemon grass, although some form of fresh mint seems essential. Pad grapow (also spelled umpteen ways) is a stir-fry or braise of ground or bite-size chicken, usually with oyster sauce and lots of garlic, with lots of Thai basil leaves. The basil is treated as a veggie rather than a herb, stirred in at the very last minute, usually off the fire, to retain flavor. Use as many or as few hot chills as you prefer. Online there are zillions of recipes for each of these dish. Pad graprow is also called Thai chicken with basil.

              1. re: emu48

                A clarification: true pad gaprao (yes, you can transliterate thai words several ways) is made with holy basil, a variety that is pretty scarce outside Thailand and a few other spots. Outside Thailand, it's more often made with Thai sweet basil, the Thai basil that's more widely available in the West, with purplish stems. It's very good that way, but it's not really pad gaprao ... because you use haropha instead of gaprao. But make it anyway ... you'll love it.

            3. Mix w/ an egg, some panko or breadcrumbs, minced garlic, chives, minced water chestnuts and ginger and cilantro, and a dash of soy - salt, white pepper. Make small meatballs, and bake or broil. Serve w/ peanut dipping sauce. yum. Also great w/ lettuce wraps.

              1. Mix in some taco seasoning and have tacos.

                1. Chop up shitake mushrooms, scallions, stir fry chicken, add a bit of hoisin, sesame oil, oyster sauce. Serve in lettuce leaves.