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Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients (15)

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mirin

For the chicken filling:

  • 1 pound ground dark-meat chicken
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For serving:

  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 8-10 butter lettuce leaves, carefully washed, arranged on a paper towel–lined sheet to dry

Move over, P.F. Chang’s. Here’s a simple, easy ground chicken lettuce wrap recipe you can make in 30 minutes or less, perfect example of a recipe that delivers big flavor with minimal prep time. Added bonus: These vivid-tasting lettuce cups are also healthy and low in carbs. You start by making an easy sauce with dry sherry, Chinese oyster sauce, sesame oil, and mirin. The just boil ground chicken in plain water before stir-frying it with ginger, garlic, water chestnuts, and shiitake mushrooms. You end up with a Chinese-inspired appetizer in minutes, with a punch of flavor that makes it seem you toiled for hours.

For more, check out our Chinese-y Chicken Salad, Hoisin Explosion Chicken, and Sweet Chile–Chicken Rice Bowl.

Instructions

To make the sauce:
  1. 1Whisk together all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.

To make the filling:

  1. 1Lay out all your ingredients. Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps 1Add enough water to a medium saucepan to fill it about two-thirds of the way. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2Bring the water to the boil over high heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir the ground chicken into the boiling water and cook until done, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring as it cooks to break up big clumps. With a strainer, remove the chicken and spread it out on the prepared baking sheet to cool. Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps 2
  3. 3Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the cooked ground chicken and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the water chestnuts and mushrooms and stir-fry 1 minute. Add the reserved sauce and stir-fry 1 minute. Turn off the heat. Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps 3

To serve:

  1. 1Spoon the warm chicken mixture into the lettuce cups. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve. Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps 4 Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps 5
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