These chicken lettuce wraps are made with marinated chicken breast. We will cook the marinated chicken and add some Hoisin sauce to it. Then we will serve it in a lettuce leaf with some julienne carrots, chopped roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and chopped cilantro (which is optional so don’t worry if you hate it). These are easy and extremely tasty.
Hoisin sauce is very easy to get. It is used with Pekin duck and as a marinade or sauce for many dishes. It goes excellently with the chicken in this recipe.
I decided to add the chopped peanuts, carrots, bean sprouts and cilantro on top of the chicken in order to keep them super fresh and crisp.
Although I made these with chicken breast you can deinitely make them with thish meat.
Here is what you are going to need for these delicious chicken lettuce wraps:
½ a whole chicken breast
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
½ tsp. sesame oil
1 TBS brown sugar
½ chili pepper – chopped (optional)
3 garlic cloves – minced
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
3 scallions – chopped (white, light green and dark green parts)
3 TBS Hoisin sauce
Chopped roasted salted peanuts
Skin and debone the chicken breast and cut it into small cubes. Place the cubes in a bowl.
Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, chili pepper, garlic, ginger and scallions in bowl. Pour the marinade over the cubed chicken and mix to coat well. Press the chicken down so as to cover it with the liquid. Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or up to overnight.
Heat some oil in a skillet. Strain the chicken and discard the marinating liquid. Place the chicken in the hot skillet and cook for a few minutes. Add the Hoisin sauce and mix well. Cook for four to five minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through but not dry.
Place some chicken in the middle of a lettuce leaf and top it with some chopped peanuts, carrots, bean sprouts and cilantro. Serve and enjoy.