Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Easy and Delicious!!

My family loves the Lettuce Wraps at our local Vietnamese restaurant and I've been searching for some time now for a recipe.  The first one I made wasn't anything near as good, but this recipe has been fantastic!
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.
I've never been to PF Chang's, but they apparently have a similar style lettuce wrap.  I've made it a few times now and it's just delicious!  Here's a pic I managed to take last time before I devoured it...

Just thought I'd share the recipe since it is so darn good.  I'm experimenting with making it hotter or more sauce, but ultimately this recipe doesn't really need much alteration. 


1 comment:

cherries said...

Yummy, no doubt about it!

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