Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Introduction

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a fresh and flavorful dish that originated from Asian cuisine, specifically inspired by the popular Chinese appetizer, San Choy Bow. This delightful recipe swaps traditional wrappers for crisp lettuce leaves, making it a light and satisfying option for a quick meal or appetizer.

Background and History

Lettuce wraps have their roots in Chinese cuisine, where minced meat, vegetables, and seasonings are traditionally served in lettuce leaves. This concept gained popularity in Western countries, and variations like Chicken Lettuce Wraps emerged, incorporating diverse flavors and textures.

Serves

4 servings

Time

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Ground Chicken (1 lb)

Lean and versatile.

Lettuce Leaves (1 head)

Bibb or iceberg lettuce works well.

Carrots (1 cup, julienned)

Adds crunch and color.

Water Chestnuts (1/2 cup, chopped)

Provides a crisp texture.

Green Onions (4, chopped)

Adds freshness.

Garlic (3 cloves, minced)

Enhances flavor.

Ginger (1 tbsp, minced)

Adds a zesty kick.

Soy Sauce (3 tbsp)

For a savory umami flavor.

Hoisin Sauce (2 tbsp)

Adds sweetness and depth.

Sesame Oil (1 tbsp)

For nutty aroma.

Cooking Oil (2 tbsp)

Used for sautéing.

Salt and Pepper to taste

Adjust according to your preference.

Instructions

Sauté Chicken

In a skillet, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and ginger, followed by ground chicken. Cook until browned.

Add Vegetables

Stir in julienned carrots, chopped water chestnuts, and green onions. Sauté until vegetables are tender.

Season and Sauce

Pour in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine, ensuring even coating.

Prepare Lettuce Leaves

Carefully separate lettuce leaves, creating cups for the filling.

Fill and Serve

Spoon the chicken mixture into each lettuce cup. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

(Per serving – based on 4 servings)

Calories: 250

Total Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 60mg

Sodium: 700mg

Total Carbohydrates: 15g

Protein: 20g

Notes

Customize with additional toppings like cilantro, chopped peanuts, or a drizzle of hot sauce.

Use large lettuce leaves for easy wrapping.

Allergy Warning

Check for nut allergies with sesame oil. Adjust ingredients accordingly for dietary restrictions.

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