I have to say these are Ahhh- Mazing, truly they are so darn yummy! If you like lettuce wraps, these are a MUST try at least once!
This weekend we had guests over… and I wanted to make something that wasn’t the usual appetizer. I decided to go with lettuce wraps because I was able to make them a little healthier and they really aren’t something you have at home very often!
The results were spectacular! They were a HUGE hit with everyone and were a fun interactive dish to serve! These are perfect for a crowd but also amazing for a family dinner!
There are a few steps to this recipe but I can assure you it’s worth it! I did everything except fry up the chicken and veggies before my guests arrived. The dish took about 5 minutes to finish once they were here!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 chicken breasts diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced/grated
- 2 green onions sliced, whites & greens separated
- 8 oz water chestnuts diced
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
- lettuce leaves iceberg or butter lettuce for serving
- toppings as desired
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce plus extra for serving
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Combine diced chicken with cornstarch. Refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and the whites of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add chicken and cook until almost cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add water chestnuts, bell pepper and sauce. Simmer 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
To serve, place a scoop of the warm chicken filling in a lettuce leaf. Add desired toppings and drizzle with a little bit of hoisin sauce.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
Recipe inspired by Food Network Magazine