Make Ahead

Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps

September  6, 2012
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Healthy and a great appetizer or side! —Cinnamin

What You'll Need
  • 9 ounces ground chicken
  • 1 handfull lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced thin
  • 1 medium-sized onion, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashewnuts or peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes OR 1 small red or green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • 6-8 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 1/2 cups water for boiling
  1. First, take a large pot and to it, add the ground chicken, enough water, the lemongrass leaves, rice wine vinegar and 2-3 garlic cloves. Cover and allow to simmer on a gentle heat till the chicken is cooked.
  2. Next, drain off the water, remove the lemongrass leaves. Keep the chicken and garlic cloves aside.
  3. In a wok, heat the oil and allow it to get hot. Add in the garlic you saved from boiling the chicken, the thinly sliced ginger, mushrooms, onions and swish around for about 30 seconds before adding the soy sauce and stir-frying.
  4. Once the soy sauce is in, stir-fry for about minute more
  5. Next, add in the chicken and cashewnuts and stir-fry; followed by the the tomatoes, bell peppers, crushed chilli flakes, sugar and salt. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes more.
  6. Allow the chicken to cool a little before placing on washed and dried lettuce leaves. Roll up and enjoy! I actually prefer this as a cold salad, and chilled by chicken in the fridge before wrapping it in lettuce. But hot chicken stir-fry+ice cold lettuce also works!

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