Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

spicy chicken in lettuce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stirfry sauce: combine water and cornstarch and stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add this to the other stir fry sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer till thick. Sesame ginger dipping sauce: combine water and cornstarch in and mix until cornstarch is dissolved. Combine this solution with the other dipping sauce ingredients in small pan over medium heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Peanut dipping sauce: combine ingredients in a pan over medium low heat. Heat while whisking until sauce becomes smooth. Remove from heat when done.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken breasts until done, turning every couple of minutes Remove to a cutting board and slice it into strips with a sharp knife. Keep the pan hot. Put chicken back in the same pan over medium/high heat, and add water chestnuts. Heat for 1 minute. Add 5 Tbsp of stir fry sauce to the chicken and heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. The sauce should be bubbly. Add the sliced green onions and stir.
  3. Spoon in to lettuce"cups".
  4. Serve with dipping sauces.
Most Helpful

These had an excellent flavor, very close to that of the restaurant's. There was plenty of sauces, especially the stir-fry sauce- if someone were to double this recipe I would say they wouldn't really need to double the sauces. Also the time it took to prepare these was a bit longer than stated, but well worth the wait! Thanks for a great recipe!

Sue Lau March 17, 2003

These were so good and easy to make. I too made both P.F. Chang's and these. They are so close to the same. Can't say which is best. Thanks Lali.

Tisso February 24, 2002

This was a hit at my appetizer Christmas party. Not only did everyone love the Chicken, but the sauces were divine too! To extend the chicken mix, I added some shredded carrots and cabbage (about 1/3 the amount of chicken). I'm glad I did, because otherwise we would have run out! I made the sauces a day ahead, and and I didn't have any sesame seeds so I threw in a little sesame oil where needed. Personal preference I would half the amount of peanut sauce (a little goes a long way), but keep the other two the same. (BTW-Never had these at Chili's so I can't compare) Thanks for posting!

Tamaretta December 05, 2010

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