I am back on the homemade Chinese food kick… I hope you are ready! (if you missed my last venture with Chinese food and Kung Pao chicken, click here for the easy to follow recipe)
This time, it’s chicken lettuce wraps on the menu! All you need for these is a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes of your time. How can you came up with an excuse not to make these? They are perfect as a snack, an appetizer or even as a meal, whatever you prefer!
Here is what you need:
♥ 1 tablespoon of olive oil
♥ 1/2 yellow onion – diced
♥ 2 cremini mushrooms – minced
♥ 3 cloves of garlic – minced
♥ 1lb ground chicken
♥ black pepper to taste
♥ 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
♥ 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
♥ 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
♥ 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
♥ 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
♥ 1/4 cup of water chestnuts – diced
♥ 2 green onions – thinly sliced
♥ 1 head of butter lettuce
♥ Sriracha – optional
Here is what you will need to do:
♥ In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add onion and cook for 3 minutes before adding the mushrooms and cooking for an additional 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant.
♥ Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook until browned. Crumble the chicken as it cooks and drain off any excess fat.
♥ Season with pepper, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha. Stir until combined and then add the water chestnuts and green onions. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes then remove from heat.
♥ Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of the lettuce leaf, serve with carrots, crispy noodles or chopped toasted nuts.
You may need a new napkins after this but it will be 100% worth it!
Which Chinese dish should I attempt next? Do you have any recipes I should try?