Green Herb and Chicken Bun Cha
  • 1lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/2cup shredded fresh basil
  • 1Tbsp Almond butter
  • 1tsp lime zest
  • 1/4tsp sea salt
  • 1/2lb brown rice vermicelli
  • 2Tbsp lime juice
  • 2Tbsp raw honey
  • 1Tbsp low-sodium gluten-free tamari
  • 1Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 head butter lettuceshredded
  • 1/2cup raw almondschopped (optional)
  • 1/2 fresh red chili pepperthinly sliced
  1. For chicken meatballs, preheat oven to 400 F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, mix chicken or turkey, basil, almond butter, lime zest, and salt until combined. Roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Reserve.
  2. For noodles, fill kettle with water and bring to a boil. Add vermicelli to large bowl; cover completely with boiling water. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes, or according to package directions; drain and rinse. Divide noodles among 4 serving bowls.
  3. For dressing, in small bowl, whisk lime juice, honey, tamari, and oil until combined.
  4. To assemble, add sections of meatballs, cilantro, and lettuce to serving bowls; top with dressing, almonds (if using), and chili pepper. Serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Green Herb and Chicken Bun Cha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Sodium 464mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.