Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps

This is one yummy, fast, and easy asian dish. It's fresh and light and my family loves it, I guess that is what really matters... pleasing the family. This dish is also perfect for a fast appetizer for a party or a spicy date night. Who ever is your company these unique yummy wraps are a pleaser.


16 Boston Bibb or Butter Lettuce leaves
1 pound of ground or finely diced chicken
2 Tbs. sesame oil, divided
1 large white onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. fresh minced ginger
1 Tbs. Siricha (red chili sauce)
1 8oz can of water chestnut, drained and finely chopped
3 green onions, sliced


Rinse your whole lettuce leaves and pat dry, set aside. In a large skillet or wok over med high heat cook chicken in sesame oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 min. Take chicken out of skillet and set aside. Cook the onion in the same pan over med high heat until it starts to carmelize. Add garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar, and chili sauce. Stir in water chestnuts, green onions and sesame oil. Cook for 2 minutes until sauce thicken a little. Add the cooked chicken back to the sauce. Cook for 2 more minutes and serve. Wrap the meat mixture in the crisp lettuce leaves.



  1. Definitely making these...this week! Hugs!


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