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chinese chicken lettuce wraps

★★★★★ 11
a recipe by
Estelle Anderson
Desert Hot Springs, CA

Besides being delicious, this is a fun appetizer because you get to use your hands to hold the wraps!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These yummy chicken lettuce wraps are tops in flavor and texture. Ground chicken lightens up the wraps, but thanks to lime juice, soy sauce, diced bell pepper, and other seasonings these are full of flavor. We love the crunchy texture that water chestnuts added to the lettuce wraps. They're easy on the waistline and a tasty snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 11
serves 4 - 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chinese chicken lettuce wraps

  • 1 pkg
    stir-fry seasoning powder
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 lb
    ground chicken breast
  • 1 md
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    water chestnuts, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch
    red chili pepper flakes
  • 1
    head romaine lettuce

How To Make chinese chicken lettuce wraps

  • Seasoning, water, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, combine seasoning, water, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Browning ground chicken.
    Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken. Using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Cook until browned (about 10 minutes).
  • Adding peppers, water chestnuts, scallions, and chili pepper flakes, and seasoning mixture.
    Add red bell pepper, water chestnuts, scallions, and red chili pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in reserved seasoning mixture.
  • Cooking until liquid evaporates.
    Cook until liquid evaporates (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps assembled.
    Add ground chicken mixture to lettuce leaves. Garnish with bean sprouts, chopped mint, or peanuts, if desired.