It was pretty good. Next time I will add cashews tho.
Fantastic! Good quality plum sauce is essential. I used quite a bit more fish sauce.
We have made this recipe several times, one time we used a "second rate" plum sauce, it taught us that the quality of ingredients for sure makes a difference in the end product, now we use only the highest quality ingredients and it is stellar every time! All the kids love this recipe too because they get to eat it with their fingers! We use Chuka Soba chow mien noodles instead though.
I have made this recipe many many times, it's one of my go to recipes since I always have all the ingredients on hand. Besides making it with chicken, I've also made it with sliced pork tenderloin, ground pork, shrimp and also just a veggie combo with lots of mushrooms, zucchini and extra peppers... I love it!!!
My husband gave these the ULTIMATE compliment: "They taste better than P.F. Chang's!" The first time I made this recipe, I messed it up; I put the cucumber in WITH the chicken mixture. This time I made it precisely by the recipe. I used some leftover grilled chicken, chopped, instead of chicken tenders. We don't eat much pasta, so I didn't make the sesame noodles. Next time, I'll sprinkle in a few red pepper flakes for kick.
I made this as written and found it to be just 'ok'. It comes together easily (especially with the coleslaw mix) but it seems like something is missing. I added siracha to my portion and that helped but...my husband's first reponse was 'eh' then 'it's ok'. The search continues for THE lettuce wrap recipe.
I used ground chicken in place of chicken tenders.
Loved this so much I made it twice on the same day because there wasn't enough left over for my DH to have after work! The only change I made was that I took frozen chicken breasts (slightly thawed) and ground them in my food processor with the ginger and garlic (totally cuts down on chopping time). Oh yeah, and I shredded carrots and celery (also in FP) rather than using the coleslaw mix. The kids loved it, too (thank you!) ... and I added just a hint of sambal oelek to spice mine up a bit. Yummm!
Update: I had to come back and say again how much we enjoy this dish! We make it often, and it is still one of our favorite Chinese dishes. It is really very simple to prepare. Thanks again for the recipe :) --------- What great flavor, and filling also! Thanks for the recipe :)
I just did not like this. The concept is great (I have a recipe for beef lettuce wraps that I love), but I did not like the taste. Normally I am a Rachael Ray girl. I will pass on this one.:(