Chicken Lettuce Wraps
After I saw numerous requests for this on message boards,
I had to see what the fuss was all about. They're delicious!
8 dried shiitake mushrooms
boiling water - as needed
2 Tbls. vegetable oil
1 tsp. fresh grated
garlic - minced fine
2 green onions - minced fine
2 dried Thai chilies -
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground chicken
8 oz. can bamboo shoots - drained, minced fine
8 oz. can water chestnuts - drained, minced fine
2 Tbls. dry sherry
2 Tbls. oyster sauce
1 Tbls. Hoisin sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. cornstarch
pepper - to taste
1 head iceberg lettuce - leaves separated
-Prepare the sauce (see recipe, below). Set aside until needed.
-Cover mushrooms with boiling water and let stand for 30
minutes; drain; trim off and discard woody stems, then
mince mushroom finely; set aside.
-Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat;
add oil, ginger, garlic, green onion, and chiles; stir-fry for 1 minute.
-Add ground chicken to wok and cook, stirring to break up meat into
small pieces, until chicken is cooked though.
-Add bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, sherry, oyster sauce, Hoisin sauce,
soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar to wok; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
-Sprinkle corn starch over contents of wok; stir until well blended;
stir-fry for 2 minutes; remove from heat; season with salt and pepper.
-Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and roll up to enclose.
-Serve prepared sauce beside wraps (see recipe, below).
Sauce for Chicken Lettuce Wraps
|1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbls. soy
2 Tbls. rice vinegar
2 Tbls. ketchup
1 Tbls. lemon
1 Tbls. Chinese hot mustard
1-3 tsp. garlic chili paste
1/8 tsp. sesame oil
-Dissolve the sugar in the water in a small bowl.
-Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
-Refrigerate until ready to serve the lettuce wraps.
Visitor Comments About This Recipe
I made this and chopped
up everything with a food chopper so it had the consistancy of pf
chang. would use less ginger maybe 1/2 of what it calls for, because
you don't taste the ginger like that at pf chang. Great recipe
surprisingly the sauce for the side tasted very close I wasn't
Wow. I was a horrible
cook... until last night. For Valentine's Day, I planned an entire
dinner similar to P.F. Chang's. I used your recipe for the Chicken
in Soothing Lettuce Wraps... followed it entirely, and my husband
was so impressed. They were great! I will definitely make them
again. And as a side note: I followed someone's suggestion to use a
food processor (went out and bought one) and it was completely worth
it. I'm now hooked on your recipe, AND food processors!
I opted to
use Ground Turkey as opposed to chicken because I
was in a huge hurry and it was outstanding! I
also used Garlic Wok oil as opposed to vegetable
oil and it was just outstanding.
Didn't have sherry,
didn't want to go buy any just for a 3T, so I used brandy instead.
overall, they were tasty. Just a lot of ingredients...
found using a food processor or salsa chopper to
cut up raw chicken breast is quick and
easy. You can cop it as fine as you prefer
I had a
Ladies Tea on the 1st of June 2002 and the
Soothing Chicken Lettuce Wraps were to be my main
course, if my trial run proved to be successful.
What a delight! These were so good, and the
ladies loved them! I plan to prepare them again
when I have a group over for a meeting or a
cornstarch was weird. The lettuce wraps I
know at PF Changs isn't a thickened
mixture. The ginger was a bit
overpowering. When I make it again, I may
omit or reduce the amount of cornstarch as well
as the ginger. Overall it was good.
recipe was good but not the same as P F
Chang's. It lacks the deep flavor, as well
as dark color, of chang's appetizer. We
added the dipping sauce that they mix up for you
at the table to try to jazz up the flavor but it
still was not the same. Keep working on
this one; it has lots of potential.
the recipe, it was great. Here are my comments:
substituted shrimp for chicken (1lb), 3 Tbsp
garlic chili paste, No oyster
sauce (didn't have any), substituted Brandy for
Sherry. It turned out perfect.
My lettuce wraps tuned
out great, I have family that has been with them, for years so I
know a few ins and outs.
this as well -- didn't find dried mushrooms -- so used
fresh and didn't soak. I just sautéed once
chopped. My guests really loved them.
I know that Chang's
recipe does not have ginger in it as I am allergic to ginger and
asked at the restaurant. Have eaten them there and had no
difficulty. It is a super dish.
Robbie great site we made
these & they were quite good.
This recipe was tasty but
not at all like P F Chang's. The mixture was too light in color and
flavor. Something is missing in this recipe.... don't know what but
will try experimenting with it. This dish is good as a salad topper.
I love it and so do my
dinner guests! I love the ginger. If PF Changs doesn't use ginger
then they are missing out! I double the sauce recipes and freeze
them to use another day--makes less work for a great meal!
This recipe is missing
My husband, Daughter &
her boyfriend are big fans of PF Chang. I made this recepie this
evening followed it step by step and I thought it was pretty good -
actually I thought it was better than the restaurant! When my
daughter saw it she said are there onions in that??? I will probably
not make the dish again but if I do I will make it a bit spicier.
I made these for my
husband, and he told me that they are pretty close to the ones at
P.F.Chang's. He loved them! Thanks for the great recipe!
I made this last night,
served it up with some sesame noodles on the side and some pear
mojotos (also a PF Changs fav of ours). The whole meal was soooo
good. We figure that we saved about $75, plus no waiting for a
Great recipe! I made this
recipe for a cookout once, it was the topic of the party. Since then
everytime we are invited to a party they request that we bring it.
My husband even made the last batch!! The only thing we suggest is
that you double the sauce in the recipe. YUM!
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