Oriental Chicken Lettuce Wraps

"This has a lot of ingredients, but is totally easy to make. An excellent home cooked meal that tastes like Chinese take-out! You can also make these as appetizers (as they are served at the restaurants such as PF Changs)."
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  • In a small bowl, soak mushrooms in warm water until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain, chop and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine ground chicken/turkey, cornstarch and wine; mix well and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Make the sauce by combining hoisin sauce, peanut butter, peanuts, soy sauce, chili powder, ginger and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Pull off the outerleaves of the head of lettuce, wash and set aside.
  • Place a large skillet over high heat until hot. Add vegetable oil, swirling to coat pan. Add garlic and green onion and cook for about 15 seconds. Then add chicken mixture until crumbly and no longer pink which is about 2 minutes. Add red pepper, water chestnuts and mushrooms and cook another 1-2 minutes until the pepper is slightly soft.
  • Mix the meat mixture with the sauce and put in bowl to transfer to table. Put the lettuce leafs on the table. Let everyone take a leaf, put some meat mixture in it, wrap, it up and it’s time to eat!

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  1. LeCordonBleu_wistdnt
    made this for the superbowl, i can honestly say it may not make it to see game time!! delicious treat!!!!
  2. lazyme
    Yummy treat! I used some leftover chicken breast meat and put it in a mini food processor to grind it up. This had a nice taste and all of the ingredients complemented each other. I felt that it was a little thick for my taste, so next time would add a little more liquid to make it a softer mix. Thanks JanuaryBride for a nice snack. Made for ZWT6 for the Unrulies Under the Influence.
  3. LifeIsGood
    I made these for dinner and my family liked but didn't love them. There seemed to be too much of the peanut butter flavor for us. It could just be our personal tastes. It's such a neat idea and we had fun rolling the mixture up into lettuce leaves. Thanks for posting. :)
    I made these as a snack for friends. Everyone enjoyed them. I did use less mushrooms, used dry white wine and half the water chestnuts. Thank You. [Made and reviewed for Aus/NZ recipe swap #19, Aug 08].
  5. evelynathens
    Oh man, were these good. I scaled the recipe back to 2 servings cause I was making a few other chicken recipes and we all thought this one was the best. The kids couldn't get enough and I have promised to make this again (after the tourLOL). It came together very quickly and easily. Thanks!



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