Thursday, November 12, 2015

chicken lettuce wraps

Here is my chicken lettuce wrap recipe. It is a combination of three recipes with the best of each. We've tried it twice now and it is great.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

1 pound ground chicken
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2/3 cup mushrooms finely diced

Special sauce
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon hot mustard
1 teaspoon garlic
Optional: 1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce

Stir Fry Sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
Pepper to taste

To serve
1 head bib or butter lettuce separated into leaves
Sliced green onions
Chopped peanuts

Make the special sauce by mixing all ingredients into a bowl.  If using honey instead of sugar, it may need to be heated to thoroughly mix. Refrigerate sauce until ready to serve.

Mix the stir fry sauce and set aside until ready to use.

Heat 1 tablespoon in a wok and cook chicken until no longer pink, crumble into very tiny pieces.

Remove chicken from wok and stir fry the bell pepper with mushrooms and water chestnuts for about 6-8 minutes. Add the ginger and then the stir fry sauce. Add the chicken back in and cook for a few more minutes. Add green onions at the very end, if desired.

Serve in lettuce wraps, add sauce to taste and chopped peanuts. 

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