Chicken San Choy Bau

This light and tasty dish is perfect for sharing with friends and family. It's quick to make and fills you up!

Serves: 2

Why it's so good for you:

Chicken is a lean source of protein, and high in the amino acid tryptophan. When ingested, tryptophan is converted by the body into serotonin, which works with two other hormones, noradrenaline and dopamine, to lift mood, promote relaxation and help deal with stress.


(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 1.1 lbs free-range chicken mince
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 small red chili, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro (coriander), roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or organic butter
  • 6 -10 cos or butter lettuce leaves


  1. Heat frying pan over high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat the base.
  2. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and chicken.
  3. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the chicken is just cooked through.
  4. Add the zucchini, carrot, tamari, coconut sugar, lime juice and chili if desired.
  5. Stir- fry until zucchini has broken down and the sauce is warmed through.
  6. Season with sea salt.
  7. Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce leaves and top with cilantro and a drizzle of yogurt.
Featuring: James Colquhoun
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