Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Makes 4 servings

  • 2 dried black mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 8  small iceberg lettuce cups
  1. In a small bowl, soak mushrooms in warm water to cover until softened, about 15 minutes; drain. Discard stems and coarsely chop caps.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cornstarch, and wine; mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients-- hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and sesame oil; set aside.
  4. Place a stir-fry pan over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add chicken and stir-fry until crumbly and no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, water chestnuts, and mushrooms; cook until bell pepper is soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  5. To eat, spread a little sauce in a lettuce cup, spoon in some of the chicken mixture, fold lettuce around filling, and eat out of hand.

Copyright:  Yan Can Cook, Inc. 2010


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