Chicken San Choi Bao

Serves 2 (meals)

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 350g chicken mince
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 water chestnuts, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup bean shoots
  • 2 iceberg lettuce leaf cups, trimmed
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan, add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute,then add the spring onions and cook for 1 more minute.
  2. Add the chicken mince and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the chilli, soy sauce, fish sauce and water chestnuts and cook for 2 minutes, making sure the chicken is cooked.
  4. Stir through the bean sprouts, then serve the mixture in the lettuce cups.

Tip: This recipe can also be made with pork mince instead of chicken.

  • Energy 1170kJ
  • Protein 35g
  • Fat 14g
  • Carbs 3g

10 Reviews


Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 8:38 PM

So easy to make and absolutely delicious.


Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 9:22 PM

Made a single serve with pork and WOW it's pretty decent size wise by itself, let alone with a salad. Enjoyed it and will definitely make again :-)


Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM

So tasty and the whole family love it. Hubby even asked me to make it again only a few nights after the first time so it must be good!


Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I made this last night for dinner and even my boyfriend who is not on a diet loved it! I will be making it again for sure. Nothing beats chicken! :)


Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

You could certainly give it a try, Lozzy! The recipe is specifically designed to be used with mince meats (so would very easily work with any other type of mince, like Beef, Pork, Lamb, Turkey etc.) so that you end up with a loose, fragmented mixture. Could very well work with finely chopped/small pieces of fish though. We'd love to hear how it goes if you try it; let us know what you think and if it works for you! Good luck!


Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

could you use this recidpe with fish?


Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

delish! loved it!


Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 10:03 PM

if your using separate pan for vedge, which i do when im using frozen vedge, put it all together into the one pan for a few minutes towards the end so the vedge mixes in with the mince


Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I did something similar last night.

I use pork mince as well which i marinade for about 10 or 15 minutes in: water (say 2 tbls), soy sauce (dessert spoon), chilli powder, paprica, pepper, cornflower (maybe a teaspoon)

I make a paste with 1 chilli, 2-3 cloves garlic, 1 stem lemongrass and handful of chopped ginger.

Fry paste, add pork and fry for a few minutes
Add zest and juice of a lime

in same or another pan fry some vedge. whatever you want really.

add a dash of fish sauce
stir in chopped corriander and serve with lettuce (strong like iceberg or pac choi(?) so you can wrap the mince in it) and a spoon of fat free yogurt

I've had to sacrifice the egg noodles i used to have in :(. must put a few bean sprouts next time


Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Sssooooo good! I like doing this one with pork rather than chicken. One of my favourites ;-)

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