Vietnamese Chicken & Red Cabbage Cups

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vietnamese chicken and red cabbage cups

Recipe by Mike Ward

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20 minutes

20 minutes



  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 red onion, 1/2 finely chopped and 1/2 thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 lime, zested (about 1 tsp.) and juiced (about 2 tbsp.), plus lime wedges for serving
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. (packed) brown sugar
  • 4 whole red cabbage leaves, plus 1/2 leaf, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1 red Fresno chile, sliced


1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium. Add the chicken, chopped onion, paprika, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up with a spoon, until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tbsp. oil, the lime zest and juice, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Stir into the chicken mixture. Divide among the whole cabbage leaves. Top with the sliced onion and cabbage, the herbs, and chile. Serve with lime wedges.