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.



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.

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(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)