Friday, March 9, 2012

Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

After that 12" monster of a cake, how about something on the savoury side? Just thinking about how much sugar I used for that cake and the buttercream has me craving these tasty lettuce wraps for some much-needed balance.

I first saw these on one afternoon when I was looking for something quick, easy, and tasty for supper.  These definitely fit all three categories! This still remains one of my favourite go-to sites when we need a delicious and healthy meal for supper.

I adapted the recipe a bit based on what I had on hand, and they turned out fantastic! I think my husband had inhaled his first wrap before I even had the chance to pick mine up.

I served these with some brown rice and home-made spring rolls for a complete meal, but you could also serve them as-is for a light lunch or as an amazing appetizer.

Recipe adapted from and makes about 6 servings.

Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

  • About 450 g ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 - 8 butter lettuce leaves, washed
  • 2 tbsp diced green onions
  • Spicy hoisin dipping sauce
    • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 1/2 tsp (or more to taste) chili sauce (ex: Sriracha)
    • 1 tbsp water
  1. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, cooking sherry, sugar, salt and pepper
  2. In a medium bowl add the ground chicken and sliced mushrooms
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and mushrooms, mix well, and let marinate for about 15 minutes
  4. In a second small bowl whisk together the hoisin sauce, chili sauce, and water. Set aside
  5. In a non-stick frying pan or wok, heat up some olive or sesame oil
  6. Add the garlic and saute quickly (about 10 - 15 seconds)
  7. Add the chicken and mushrooms, making sure all of the sauce in the large bowl is added to the wok as well
  8. Stir fry until chicken is cooked through
  9. When ready to serve, spoon some of the chicken mixture onto the prepared butter lettuce leaves and top with chopped green onions and some spicy hoisin sauce.
  10. Enjoy!

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