Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe by Delicia T
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Unwrap lettuce into "cups" and wash thoroughly.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok, on medium high heat, and after a minute, add noodles. You will want to separate them with your fingers as you add so that the noodles are not clumpy. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the level of crispiness desired.
  • Prepare (chop) your chicken and vegetables as you wait.
  • Once the noodles are done, remove and set aside.
  • If desired, pour 1 tsp of oil in the same wok before you saute the garlic. Do this for about 30 seconds. Garlic can burn quickly so do not leave it too long.
  • Add chicken, stir fry until no longer pink.
  • Add onion, peppers, chestnuts, and mushrooms. Fry for about a minute.
  • While waiting for the vegetables to saute, combine soy sauce and sugar. Mix with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the hoisin sauce and chili paste.
  • Add the scallions, coriander and peanuts.
  • Serve over the noodles that were set aside. To assemble, spoon chicken and noodle mixture into lettuce cup. Wrap and enjoy :).
  • If desired, shrimp can be substituted for chicken. Note on hoisin sauce: because hoisin is a prominent flavour in this recipe, different types of sauces may alter the taste. Try to find a simple hoisin sauce by looking at the ingredients. I tend to stay away from additional vinegars or spices, but ultimately the choice is up to you.
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