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We don’t have a clue what goes into preprepared foods nowadays.  Companies combine all sorts including fats, skin, large blood vessels, intestines etc. to create our sausages, burgers, minced meats on sticks, meat balls and other foods.  We have to trust that all these foods are above board and safe to eat until the next food scandal that is.  For those of us that care about what goes into our bodies there is good news.  I have found the perfect device to help make making your own our own burgers etc. simple so we no longer need not rely on companies whose main purpose is to make money over and above their customer’s health.

I recently got my hands on the Eddingtons Mincerpro!  This super kitchen gadget is great to help me make a wealth of home cooked meals and this way I know exactly what is going into my food.  With the mincer I control all ingredients within my recipes including fats which is great and helps me keep my meals healthy.

It was love at first use with the Eddingtons Mincerpro, not only was it simple to use and clean but it also enabled me to make the most amazing Thai inspired recipe EVER!!!!!  If you love Thai you will love this, even if you don’t you’ll probably love this as it is literally bursting with flavour, super simple to make and tastes in a word AMAZING!!!!!


Simply clean the machine and you are ready to get mincing.  The machine can be taken apart and washed in a dishwasher which is very convenient.  Ready to use it?  Simply pop pieces of chicken breast pieces into the top of the mincer and push down with the meat pusher.


Turn the handle and out comes the minced chicken.


This is really easy to do and you don’t need to press down hard to get the chicken to travel through.



And finally one of my favourite recipes ever:

Thai Style Minced Chicken In Gem Lettuce Baskets

Serves 2-3

Make that 2 it’s so good you will want as much as possible.


600g Minced Chicken (I minced it myself with my Eddingtons Mincer pro)

To add whilst cooking

1tbs Coconut oil

1ts soy sauce

4 finely chopped kaffir lime leaves

3tsb brown sugar

3 cloves of garlic chopped

2x2cm cube of fresh ginger, chopped into small pieces

1tbs fish sauce

2tbs sweet chilli sauce

1 stem of lemongrass the white part only, finely sliced

To add once cooked

3 tbs chopped coriander

1 s chopped spring onion,

2tbs chopped fresh mint

Zest of 2 limes

Juice of 1 lime, use the other zested one as a garnish (can be added if needed to individuals meal)

To Serve

4 baby gem lettuces washed and the larger outer leaves removed and left to dry.



Mince the chicken breast, cover and set aside.

Make sure you chop all ingredients that need chopping / slicing, zesting, jucing etc.

Place 1tbs coconut oil in a heated saucepan and add the chicken, stirfry for 3 minutes.

Add in the soy, lime leaves, sugar, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, sweet chilli and lemongrass and cook for a further 5-6 minutes (medium heat).

Once the chicken is cooked through add in the coriander, spring onion, mint, zest and lime juice and stir in well.

Spoon some of the mixture over the gem lettuce leaves and serve with a wedge of lime.




56 thoughts on “Thai Style Minced Chicken In Gem Lettuce Baskets”

  1. I like gadgets like this, it’s true you don’t know what’s going into ready made meals now and it’s better to make it from scratch if you can.

  2. Love the idea of being able to mince your own chicken, or anything really!
    But I have to say, it does look a bit gross coming out of it! Haha

  3. This is a fantastic little gadget! With so much to worry about in regards to what goes into our food it is nice to be able to have that option.

  4. I’ve never made my own mince before – it looks easy though 😀

    We often replace tacos with lettuce leaves now – you save SO many calories! x

  5. These lettuce baskets look absolutely delicious, I have only seen lettuce baskets with BBQ meat not chicken. This looks delicious.

    1. I’m so pleased you liked the recipe it really is one to make over and over and it’s very healthy as well as tasty 😉

  6. I’ve just bought some minced turkey so I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow for my husband and I. We have our own mincer too, it is the best thing for chicken as pre-minced chicken is impossible to buy or super expensive! H x

    1. Aaaahhhhhh thanks, it’s really tasty. I impressed myself. The gadget is really good. I love it and plan to use it loads 😉

  7. Seeing how some pre-prepared food is made would be an important lesson for us. I don’t touch burgers and on the odd occasion I eat sausages I make sure they are of good quality. The mincerpro is useful as I always use my hands.

  8. This sounds fab! I’ve always wanted a mincer but just never got round to it, this recipe looks delicious and I’d love to make homemade burgers and other things by mincing myself, I’m going to have to get one!

  9. This is a great device. It reminds me of my childhood when my grandmother used to mince lots of things manually. I’d love to get one too 🙂

  10. This looks amazing! It sounds delicious and I’d love a Eddingtons Mincerpro! Need to add that to my wishlist 🙂

    1. Honestly I wish I had made more as between my eldest daughter, Mr Squishy and my husband we polished it off very fast. You will love this!

  11. I remember my Nan never bought mince or sausages. She had a mincer, and as a kid I used to love setting it up and mincing the meat!

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