Chinese Chicken In Lettuce Cups

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"This is very delicious and not hard to make"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (147 g)
  • Calories 237.2
  • Total Fat - 12.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.4 mg
  • Sodium - 714.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 25.2 g
  • Calcium - 20.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, salt, and sugar in a small bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and ginger for 10 seconds. Add the onion, water chestnuts, and mushrooms, if using, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Carefully tilt the wok to swirl the oil and coat the surface. Add the chicken and cook until no trace of pink remains, about 2 minute. Return the cooked vegetable mixture to the wok and decrease the heat to medium-low. Give the sauce mixture a quick stir to recombine, then add it to the wok. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is warm and the chicken is cooked through, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Spoon the filling in equal amounts into the lettuce cups.

Step 5

Top each lettuce cup with a sprinkle of cilantro and cashews or peanuts.

Step 6

Serve warm with the instructions that this is a cup and not necessarily a wrap, so simply gather the bundle up with your fingertips or cup it in your palm and take a bite.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I love lettuce wraps and this is a tasty one. I serve it with Thai Chili Sauce (love spice). I cut it back to two servings with no problem. Used minced chicken instead of chopped breast. The cilantro is perfect sprinkled over it. I'll be making this again.

(18 Sep 2017)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Lettuce cups/wrap by any name are one of my favourite things, these were wonderful!! I just made half a recipe for the two of us, we loved them and will be making them again for sure. Lovely seasoning sauce and loved the crunch of the chestnuts. I had no cilantro in so used parsley, also used fresh mushrooms and topped with cashews, mmm YUM !!

(23 Jun 2013)