Background and History: Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps draw inspiration from Asian cuisine, particularly the popular dish served in Chinese restaurants. This light and flavorful dish traditionally consists of seasoned ground chicken or other proteins, nestled in crisp lettuce leaves, providing a delightful combination of textures and tastes.
1 lb ground chicken
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup water chestnuts, finely chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1 head iceberg or butter lettuce, leaves separated
Sriracha sauce for serving (optional)
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Cook Ground Chicken
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground chicken until browned and cooked through.
Add minced garlic and grated ginger to the chicken, sautéing for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Stir in the chopped shiitake mushrooms and water chestnuts, cooking until they are softened.
Season with Sauces
Pour soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil over the chicken mixture. Stir well to combine and let it simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Add Green Onions
Toss in sliced green onions and cook briefly until they are just wilted.
Assemble Lettuce Wraps
Spoon the chicken mixture into individual lettuce leaves, creating wraps.
Arrange the Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a serving platter. Drizzle with Sriracha sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds for added flavor and garnish.
(Per Serving – based on 2 wraps)
Customize with additional vegetables like bell peppers or carrots.
Double-check the hoisin sauce for gluten content if catering to a gluten-free diet.
Serve with rice or noodles for a heartier meal.
Verify the ingredients in sauces for potential allergens.
Adjust the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.