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Kevin Curry

Asian Ground Chicken & Rice Salad Meal Prep

Are you fond of chicken lettuce wraps or salads? Perfect! Here’s a PF Chang inspired low-carb dish that you can prepare in 20 minutes or less! It’s effortless, budget-friendly, guilt-free, and quick to make — Asian ground chicken and rice salad meal! You can also make chicken lettuce wrap with this recipe!


In my past recipes, I’ve shared my love for Chinese foods. It’s just sad that it doesn’t fit the diet I have. That’s why I’m striving hard to make healthier versions of the foods that I love. By doing this, I don’t have to stop eating the foods that I’m craving.


Let’s get started! For rice, cook brown rice or quinoa according to the instructions and set aside while making the sauce. The sauce consists of hoisin sauce or soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce or sriracha, and ginger. Add arrowroot starch if you want the sauce to be thick.


To cook the chicken, add olive oil or sesame oil in a nonstick skillet. Saute garlic and red onion for a few minutes until it becomes translucent and turned brown. Put in the ground turkey or chicken. Fold in cooked rice and prepared sauce. Mix everything then add the green onions.


Now, let’s start building the salad! Combine chopped lettuce, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and water chestnut. If this is for meal prep, cool the meat first before adding it in with lettuce to avoid the salad from wilting.


If you want to boost the calories, you can add avocado. And if you’d like more sauce, I suggest adding low-calorie sesame ginger vinaigrette. I assure you, this will be delicious, and you’ll love it!


So, what more can you ask for? This is indeed another yummy salad dish that you can add to your saved recipes! Don’t forget to share it with your loved ones!


Happy eating, everyone! Have a great day!

Ingredients for 4 relatively small meals:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1lb ground chicken breast (or ground turkey breast)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (or cooked quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • Sauce
    • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha)
    • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • Salad
    • 4 cup chopped lettuce
    • 2 cup shredded red cabbage
    • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
    • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
    • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded/matchsticks
    • 1/2 cup water chestnuts


Step 1

Cook brown rice (or quinoa) according to the instructions given and set aside.

Step 2

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.  Pro-tip: if desired, add 2 teaspoons of arrowroot starch to the sauce as a thickener – it will coat the meat a bit more.

Step 3

Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Once hot, add olive oil, garlic and red onion.  Saute for about 3 minutes until the onions have turned brown and translucent.  Toss in the ground chicken and chop it up while it cooks, about 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.  Fold in the cooked brown rice and mix everything together.  Reduce the heat to low, then pour in the sauce.  Mix.

Step 4

Add green onions, then remove the skillet from the heat and mix everything together.

Step 5

Build the salad.  If this is for meal prep, allow the meat to cool before adding to the meal prep container, otherwise it will wilt the salad.  Alternatively, you can mix the salad together and keep the meat separate to warm up in the microwave, then add it to the salad when you’re ready to enjoy it.

Step 6

Pro-tips: to boost the calories, add 1/2 fresh avocado and if you would like more sauce, I recommend adding a low-calorie sesame ginger vinaigrette.

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!