Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
(Like the ones at P.F. Changs!)

2 cups, 4 handfuls, shitake mushrooms(I did not use mushrooms)
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger root, finely chopped or grated
1 orange, zested completely
1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
1 can (8 ounce) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup hoisin (available in Asian foods aisle)
1 head of lettuce

(If you use add the mushrooms) Remove tough stems from mushrooms and brush with damp towel to clean.  Chop mushrooms into small-medium dice.

2. Preheat a large skillet or wok on high heat. Add oil to hot pan. Add chicken to pan and brown.
(The original recipe called for thin cut chicken breasts or chicken tenders that were chopped prior to cooking. I used ground chicken instead to get the same consistency as P.F. Chang's version. You may use either one, but I was happy with the result of ground chicken.) Add mushrooms and cook another 1-2 minutes.
 (salt, pepper and 3 pressed garlic cloves)

(Ginger Root chopped)
3. Add salt and pepper to season to taste, then garlic and ginger. Cook 1-2 more minutes.

(zest the whole orange) go to this link if you need help with how to zest....
4. Zest the entire orange and put in with the chicken. (Definitely do not forget this part!  This plays a big part in the flavor!)
 (Red pepper and scallions)
(Chopped up water chestnuts)
5. Add bell pepper, water chestnuts, and scallions. Cook another 1-2 minutes, continuing to stir fry mixture.

Add hoisin sauce and toss to coat the mixture evenly.

I also squeezed a little extra orange juice from half an orange in with the hoisin sauce.

7. Transfer the hot chopped chicken mixture to a serving platter and pile the quartered wedges of crisp iceberg lettuce along side. Add wedged oranges to platter to garnish. To eat, pile spoonfuls of chicken mixture into lettuce leaves, wrapping lettuce around filling. Squeeze with orange wedge if desired.

TJ gave this a 9 out of 10! Yummmmmm!



Stephanie Wright said...

Who's going to be the first to try this recipe?! They are Delicious!


Gampa and Gamma said...

If you make them I'd gladly try them. ;-)

Anonymous said...

These are soooooooo good! And, you can sneak in so many veggies to your kids' diets with this one!


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