Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Betel leaves: Vietnamese Inspired Recipe

Chicken betel leaves wrapped vietnamese recipe

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Wrapped In Betel Leaves

Grilled spicy chicken wrapped in betel leaves is a Vietnamese inspired recipe, the inspirational authentic version called Bo La Lot using ground or minced spiced beef  and wrapped with wild betel (Piper Sarmentosum) before grilled. The minced beef seasoned with a plenty of spice and herbs like lemongrass, scallion, ginger, chili and drizzled with fish sauce like commonly vietnamese cuisine. Instead using wild betel leaves or daun cabe jawa or daun kadok, i’m using betel leaves (Piper Betle) or daun sirih in Bahasa Indonesia with a strong pungent tea and peppery hint when the leaves grilled over the charcoal or frying pan.

recipe vietnamese chicken wrap betel leaf leaves

Vietnamese Grilled Chicken with lemongrass recipe using betel leaf. Betel plants originated from Southeast Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Betel leaves extracted for its antioxidants and active enzimes and used for medicinal healing, stimulants, cosmetic industries, gargle solutions and even breath fresheners. In dentistry, beside the medicinal purpose of betel leaves extract, the execessive routine use like chewing betel with areca nuts clinically proven  provoked a benign oral tumor and lead to malignant oral cancer. Fortunately, this practice was rarely seen but on the elder persons like our grandparents era. All parts of the betel plant are edible, but the young leaves is preferred for direct consumptions for it’s tender texture  and milder flavour.

betel leaf wrapped chicken grilled recipe vietnam

Vietnamese Betel Leaf Wrapped Grilled Chicken

Betel leaves is edible and used to be a wrapper for grilling meats or seafood. To prepare the betel leaves for wrapped the seasoned chicken, you should defrost (if using the frozen) and clean it from any debris first, then lay it with glossy side facing down. Spoon out a tablespoon full of meat near the end of the leaves and shape accordingly. Roll the base over making sure that the length of the meat doesn’t exceed the width of the leaf and roll it out.  Once the roll is come to the base of the betel leaf stem, carefully puncture in the  middle of the  the leaves with a toothpick to insert it’s stems and secure the end of the roll.

recipe chicken betel leaf wrap vietmanese food

Stir Fry Chicken Wrapped in Betel Leaves with Tofu, Bean Sprout and Carrot, Served with Asian Red Recie

Grilled chicken in betel leaved wrapped is usually served by it’self or alongside with dipping sauce, typically nuoc nam or sweet and sour sauce, peanut sauce  or kicking Tuong Ot Xa or Vietnamese chilli and lemongrass sauce. You can served it with noodle soup, or thinly sliced and topped over vermicelly or nasi goreng. Beside, i like to use the betel leaves wrapped chicken as a ‘sausage’ that suits for stir frying with vegggies like bean sprout, carrot and also with tofu.

chicken wrap betel leaves wrapped vietnamese recipe grilled lolot pepper

Vietnamese Recipe : Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Wrapped in Betel Leaves

I love almost echnic and traditional food like this, one of my fellow friends said that i had an international taste buds.From the most western to the most eastern ethnic ingredient, from homemade charcuterie to fermented durian (tempoyak). I love fancy plating of daily dish to the rarest and finest spice and herbs, somehow i bring so much fun of foraging (in the real nature world) to surfing on internet to bring the closely-authentic dish. Well, the truth is i’m happy to surprised my fellow readers with my upcoming recipes. Just like my Vietnamese Inspired Recipe: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Wrapped in Betel Leaves

grilled chicken betel leaf wrap vietnamese recipe

Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Betel Leaves Vietnamese Recipe

Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Betel Leaves Vietnamese Recipe:

Ingredients :

  • 1 package of fresh or frozen betel leaves (about 20-30 leaves)
  • 2 tbsp oil for pan frying or grilling
  • 250 gr minced chicken meat (you can also use beef, pork or a mixture)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 shallots, finely minced
  • 2  lemon grass (use only the soft white inner part), finely minced
  • 1 stalk scallion, finely minced
  • 2 cayenne/ chili pepper, deseeded, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons of fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt, sugar and white peppercorn powder to taste

Instruction :

ground chicken grilled betel leaves wrapped lemongrass

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken meat with garlic, shallots, lemongrass,scallion, chilli, fish sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper and salt and mix well and set aside in fridge and prepare leaves.

recipe vietnamese grille chicken betel leaves lolot

  • Put the glossy side of the betel leaf down and tablespoon full of meat near the end of the leave and shape accordingly. Roll the base over making sure that the length of the meat doesn’t exceed the width of the leaf.

vietmanese grilled chicken betel leaves wrap recipe

  • Once the roll is come to the base of the betel leaf stem, carefully puncture in the  middle of the  the leaves with a toothpick and insert it’s stems and secure the end of the roll

step by step grilled chicken betel leaves wrap recipe

  • When you finish rolling several, fixed the roll by inserting two  metal or bambo skewer in ech end of the rolled spice chicken just like making a kebab

betel leaves wrapped chicken grilled recipe

You May Also Like:

deep fried fish chilli sauce lemongrass vietmanese spicy saucebeef rendang recipe resep rendang padangsweet sour lobster chilli tomato sauce spicy singapore sauce

recipe crab thai green curry hot spicysteamed glutinous rice dimsum wrap lotus leaves lo mai gai recipe chinese dimsumsteam crab lotus leaf recipe spicy black bean paste chili garlic sauce

green chili prawn thai green curry sauce udang kari hijau thailandroasted lobster butter garlic ginger soy sauce recipecrispy soft shell crab salted egg yolk batte friedr

Pad thai noodle shrimp phad thai recipe resep dentist chefmantis shrimp recipe black pepper mantis prawnresepi laksa ketam crab curry rice noodle soup malaysian

Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy & Buttery Cereal or Oatsgrill shrimp prawn honey sweet sour asiangrilled sanma banana leaf recipe fish grill banan leaves

paella valenciana recipe chicken rabbit snails spanish riceAsam laksa fish head recipe malaysian spicy noodle soupresep woku ikan belanga goropa kerapu spicy fish soup

resep arsik ikan mas batak toba mandailing enak pedasresep gulai ikan coconut curry fishcrispy deep fried squid beer batter calamari recipe fish and chips

28 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Betel leaves: Vietnamese Inspired Recipe

  1. I’m a big fan of Vietnamese food and this is so interesting and, I’m sure, just delicious. I’m looking forward to all the that your international taste buds bring us. Happy New Year!

  2. The chicken in betel leaves looks amazing. I bet it would taste delicious with a dipping sauce too! It doesn’t look that difficult. If I can find this in the US, I’ll definitely give this recipe a shot. I think it would be a real hit! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Dedy, love the herbs and spices in this, so fragrant! My grandmother used to be an avid betel leaf chewer! She had her little box with all the fixings. Every now and then, I like to buy some, it’s a nice flavour every now and then!

  4. These look amazing Dedy! Where do you get these leaves? I would definitely do something similar, but we don’t have commercially available leaves (at least, not easy to find) around here…

  5. What a beautiful dish. My mouth watered when I read your description of this dish along with the gorgeous picture. I’m a big fan for lemon grass. This sounds right up my alley!

  6. This looks so good and really quite simple. I hope I can find betel leaves! I can’t imagine what I could use in their place! … You definitely have an international palate! I love all the things you make from around the world! And always so beautifully presented!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s