Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here is a traditional Chinese lettuce wrap recipe made simple. It's best to use a food processor, but if you don't have one roughly chop ingredients by hand. Time does not include cooking the chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel carrot, trim red pepper (remove the seeds and white pith parts), drain bamboo. Cut all into inch long pieces.
  2. Pulse carrot, pepper, bamboo, and peanuts in food processor until they are about small dice size(more like the texture of ground meat, not a paste). Remove to a seperate bowl.
  3. Pulse the ramen(save the seasoning for use later in recipe), cooked chicken, ginger and nutmeg until they are a similar size to the veggies(if it's not perfect don't worry, just don't way over or way under process). Remove this to the bowl with the veggies and stir well.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the veggie/ramen mixture to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. In a small dish mix together the water, soy sauce, half the chicken flavored seaoning from the ramen and corn starch. Stir into the pan and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Season to taste with black pepper(I didn't need any more salt, but you might).
  6. Wash the lettuce leaves and trim off the very crispy bottom part. Serve the hot mixture in a large bowl and the lettuce on a plate. Each person can make there own wraps by spooning about 3tbls of the mixture into the lettuce leaf and rolling it like a burrito.
Most Helpful

Nice! I liked the flavors of this recipe. Because I did not have wraps on hand I chose to put mine in a pita pocket. Looking forward to making this recipe again.

BLUE ROSE August 01, 2009

Very good, easy recipe. This is definitely a keeper! Although it needed more flavor so I added a tablespoon of hoison sauce to the mixture, plus we put it on the lettuce too. Thanks for enetring it in "Dining On A $ contest!

AcadiaTwo November 20, 2008

Great recipe, great flavor great color - We enjoyed it immensley. It needed a bit more spice so I served itwith Sanbal Olek Hot and spicy and we added a 1/2 tsp to each leaf Mmmm.. This is a do again recipe. Good luck in the contest

Bergy November 20, 2008