Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps

Hello Dear Reader,

Have you been having a nice summer?

I had a lovely time visiting my dad in Northern Ireland while my mum was having an exciting adventure in Mongolia with her bothers and sisters! I also met up with my three best friends from school days – we haven’t all been together for years but it was like we had just seen each other yesterday – it’s a beautiful feeling rekindling old friendships with wonderful people.

Mr Vohn and I have had lots of fun days out too, including at the Edinburgh Foodies Festival. They had advertised Vietnamese street food but I couldn’t find the booth, so I created this quick and easy Vietnamese-style recipe instead!


Vietnamese-style chicken and prawns


Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps – recipe

  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 3½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 175g prawns (I used pre-cooked but raw is fine too)
  • 1 tbsp oil (I use cold-pressed rapeseed oil as it is produced locally to me)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated root ginger
  • ½ stalk lemongrass, finely chopped
  • coriander leaves, freshly chopped
  • lettuce leaves, for serving

Vietnamese-style dipping sauce – method

1) Finely chop the chilli Chopped chilli

2) Dissolve 2 tbsp sugar in 3 tbsp hot water. Add the juice of 1 lime, 2½ tbsp fish sauce and ¼ of the chilli. Stir and set aside for flavours to mingle and develop.

Vietnamese dipping sauce


Vietnamese Style Chicken and Prawn – method

1) Cut the chicken into large chunks and pop into a blender with the prawns.

Chopped chicken

2) Pulse in blender until chicken and prawns are minced but not smooth

Blended chicken

3) Heat a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the oil and the chicken/prawn mix. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the ginger, lemon grass and remaining chilli. Stir fry for another minute.
Add the juice and zest of 1 lime, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 1 tbsp sugar. Cook another 1-2 minutes.

Fried chicken

4) Place in a serving bowl and scatter with coriander

Vietnamese-style chicken and prawns


Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps

Serve with the dipping sauce and lettuce leaves for wrapping.
To eat: take a lettuce leaf, add a spoonful of chicken, top with a teaspoonful of sauce and roll up to eat. Delicious!

Vietnamese-style chicken and prawn wraps

This Vietnamese-style dish is quick to make, fun to eat and low-fat too, so dig in!


P.S. I am entering my Vietnamese-style Chicken and Prawn Wraps into a couple of blogger challenges…

Cooking with Herbs run by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage

Cooking with herbs

Your Best Recipe run by Nancy at Spicie Foodie

Your Best Recipe


  1. I am SO sorry for the VERY late reply Vohn – things have been VERY hectic here in Lavender and Lovage Towers – friends and family staying and lots of work too! This is a FAB herby recipe, thanks, and thanks so much for adding it to Cooking with Herbs for August! Karen xxx

    • No worries Karen – I have been following your recent gallivanting around the world – it looks like you are having a fantastic time “working”! Love your job! 😉

    • Thanks Michaela! Give them a go – they are really easy to make. 🙂

  2. Believe it or not, I had my very first Vietnamese meal just a few weeks ago. Wow! I’ve been missing out. I’d really like to try making Vietnamese food at home now. This recipe will be a good start. Thanks! 🙂

    • You have indeed been missing out Katie – enjoy your journey into Vietnamese food! 🙂

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