Minced chicken is something pretty unusual in Austria, but one can prepare some really nice food with it. Alternatively one can also use chicken breast.
I have consequently ignored the minced chicken meat, which you can find here in Sweden in the supermarkets and I have felt absolutely no inspiration to cook with it. But then I found this recipe by coincidence, I changed it slightly and today this is one of our favorite meals, reminding us of the light, Asian kitchen. Here we go:
- 200 gr. rice- or glass noodles or any other pasta
- 500 gr. Minced chicken meat or chicken breast, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 stalks of celery, cut in fine slices
- 0,5 peeled cucumber, cut in small dices
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 package bean sprouts (you can also use canned bean sprouts)
- 1 lime, juice and zests
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 – 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- salted peanuts for garnish
- a handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons chili flakes
- pieces of lime
Prepare noodles according to instructions on the package.
Chop the chicken breast so finely until it reminds you of mince – or buy minced chicken meat, if you can get hold of it. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a pan and fry the garlic very short, do not let it get any color. Add the meat and fry until it falls into small pieces.
Add the chopped celery, cucumber and bean sprouts and remove pan from the heat. Season with the lime juice and -zests, fish sauce and soy sauce.
Dish up noodles and meat on a plate. Sprinkle over peanuts, the chopped mint leaves and chili flakes to your taste. Serve with a piece of lime.