Chicken in Lettuce Leaves

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 55mins




  • In a bowl combine chicken, egg white, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and salt together. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In another bowl combine next 5 ingredients (chilies - ginger).
  • In a small bowl or cup combine green onions and garlic.
  • In a fourth bowl or cup combine sherry, soy sauce, chili paste and sugar.
  • Blend remaining cornstarch (1 tablespoon) and water in a small cup.
  • Over high heat, heat oil in a wok or large skillet. When oil starts to smoke add chicken in batches and cook, stirring for 1 1/2 - 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the oil and return wok to high heat. Add water chestnut mixture to wok and cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Stir in green onion mixture and cook stirring for 10 seconds.
  • Return chicken to wok and cook stirring constantly 30 seconds.
  • Add sherry mixture and sesame oil.
  • Restir dissolved cornstarch before adding to wok. Cooking stirring constantly, 30 seconds.
  • Transfer mixture to a heated bowl.
  • Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves, and fold over to enclose mixture.
  • Serve hot.