Easy And Delicious Asian Ground Chicken Recipes In Minutes

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Ground chicken is a versatile and affordable protein that readily absorbs bold flavors. This makes it perfect for creating quick and delicious Asian-inspired meals. With minimal prep and a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a satisfying and healthy dinner your whole family will enjoy.

1. Spicy Thai Basil Chicken with Vegetables

Asian Ground Chicken Rice Bowl
Asian Ground Chicken Rice Bowl

This dish is bursting with the classic Thai combination of sweet, salty, spicy, and savory. Fresh vegetables add a welcome crunch, while ground chicken is infused with the fragrant flavors of basil and chilies.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust for desired spice level)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (slurry)
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Steamed rice, for serving

  • Directions:

    1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned throughout.
    2. Stir in bell pepper, onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.
    3. Add chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
    4. Slowly whisk the cornstarch slurry into the pan and cook for another minute, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
    5. Remove from heat and stir in Thai basil leaves until just wilted.
    6. Serve over steamed rice and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 450

  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fat: 20g

  • 2. Mongolian Beef Bowl with Ground Chicken

    This Mongolian-inspired dish features savory ground chicken stir-fried with a rich and flavorful sauce. It’s a healthier twist on the takeout classic, perfect for a satisfying weeknight meal.

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry (or rice wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (slurry)
  • Steamed rice, for serving
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. In a bowl, whisk together cornstarch, soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes (if using). Add ground chicken and toss to coat.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned throughout.
    3. Stir in bell peppers, onion, and broccoli. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.
    4. Pour in chicken broth and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
    5. Slowly whisk the cornstarch slurry into the pan and cook for another minute, or until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy.
    6. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with sesame seeds (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 400

  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fat: 15g

  • 3. Korean BBQ Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    These lettuce wraps are a fun and interactive way to enjoy Asian flavors. Marinated ground chicken is cooked to perfection and served with fresh lettuce leaves, kimchi, and your favorite toppings.

    Ingredients:

    ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust for desired spice level)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and separated
  • Kimchi, chopped (optional)
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Other desired toppings: shredded carrots, chopped cucumber, crumbled peanuts