Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4

 

Chicken Mixture:

1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, coarsely chopped

1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced

1/2 cup diced shiitake mushroom caps or carrots

1/2 cup minced yellow onion

1/3 cup chopped green onion

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

2 teaspoons brown sugar

 

Glaze:

1/4 cup chicken stock

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon each ketchup and soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon each red pepper flakes and dry mustard

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 1/2 tablespoons each chopped fresh cilantro, basil, and green onion, or to taste

16 leaves iceberg lettuce, or as needed

 

Cornstarch to thicken sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce as dipping

Shredded Radishes as topping

 

 

Stir chicken, water chestnuts, mushrooms or carrots, yellow onion, green onion, soy sauce, ginger, and brown sugar together in a bowl

Pat mixture down, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate about 2 hours

 

Whisk chicken stock, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and dry mustard together in a bowl until glaze is well-mixed

Heat vegetable oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat

Cook and stir chicken mixture in hot oil until chicken no longer looks raw, about 2 minutes

 

Pour 1/2 of the glaze mixture into chicken mixture

Cook and stir over medium-high heat until chicken begins to caramelize and brown, 8 to 12 minutes

 

Reduce heat to medium-low

Pour remaining glaze into chicken mixture

Cook until heated through and slightly reduced, about 3 minutes more

 

Stir in cilantro, basil, and green onion

Transfer chicken mixture to a bowl and serve with lettuce leaves to wrap.

 

Serve with peanut pasta

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