Restaurant-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These are among the most popular items on the menu, and for a good reason. With chicken, chestnuts and a delicious sauce served with crispy lettuce leaves, these wraps are super healthy and addictive!!

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A fast one wok meal – these savory lettuce wraps with ground chicken are flavorful, quick to make and healthy

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Chicken Fajitas


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Main ingredients
3 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ inch ginger, minced
1 lb. chicken ground
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup, Chinese fresh shiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped or dry shiitake mushrooms
1 (8-ounce can), water chestnut, drained and finely chopped
1 bunch, green onions, white and green part, finely chopped
1 large, iceberg lettuce, rinsed and separated in large bowls

For Fried Noodles
1 bunch, bean threads (any brand)
Oil for deep frying

For cooking sauce
¼ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dry cooking sherry
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Asian chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon corn starch
Salt to taste

For Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon hot Asian mustard sauce
1 tablespoon pot sticker sauce( Soya sauce, sugar, and water)
1 teaspoon chili Asian garlic sauce

Step by step instructions

Follow these proven steps to make this your own

Step1- Combine ingredients for the cooking sauce

In a mixing bowl combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sherry, ketchup, garlic sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil and corn starch. Keep it aside.

Step2- Cook Chicken with mushrooms

In a large wok heat the remaining of 3 tablespoons of sesame oil on high heat. Quickly add minced garlic and ginger. Sauté and immediately add minced chicken. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Toss chicken on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes until cooked and slightly browned. To the chicken add, shiitake mushrooms and water chestnut and half of the green onions and cook on high for two minutes.

Step3- Add Sauce

Now add the cooking sauce mixture. Combine everything and cook until chicken is coated well with the sauce. Cook until the sauce reduces and coats the chicken well. There should be no runny sauce. Chicken should be coated with sauce but dry. Remove from the heat and keep it aside.

Step4- Fry Noodles

Separate out the bean threads a little. Heat oil and fry the bean threads or rice noodle on high at 380 degrees F until they turn from transparent to cloudy white. This is a fast process so be quick and remove them fast. Do not let it burn. Remove them on a plate with a paper towel to drain oil. Keep it aside.

Step5- 5. Make Dipping Sauce

Combine all the ingredients of the dipping sauce.

Step6- Plating

Serve the stir fried chicken on the bed of crispy fried bean threads, mounded on a platter. Scoop up the amount you want and put it in a lettuce leaf, and spoon on some dipping sauce and then just eat it like a taco. Enjoy.

Vegetarians, rejoice ! Just use mushrooms, or tofu instead of chicken and enjoy this tasty appetizer!
from the chefs @ SizzlingPots


If you are using dry shiitake mushrooms, re-hydrate them. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Transfer it to a bowl and add the dried shiitake mushrooms to it. Soak for 45 minutes to an hour. Put a light weight on top to preventing them from coming afloat. Remove after an hour and chop them finely, the same size as the chicken pieces.

You can also replace hoisin sauce with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.

You can replace the chili paste with any hot chili sauce that you can find.

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