Friday, July 25, 2008

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We had a really yummy dinner last night. This recipe is defiantly a keeper and will be made again and again!

2 cups fresh shitake mushrooms (stems removed and chopped)
1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 dash of course salt and course black pepper
3 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 inch piece of ginger (finely chopped)
zest of one orange
1 can of water chestnuts chopped (diced)
3 scallions chopped
6 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 head of Boston bibb lettuce (separate leaves)

Preheat a large skillet to high and add oil to the pan. Add the chicken to the pan and sear the meat by stir frying for about 5 minutes then add the mushrooms, salt and pepper. Next add the garlic and the ginger and cook for a minute. Grate the orange zest into the pan and add the water chestnuts and scallions and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the hoisin sauce and toss to coat the mixture evenly. Pile the chicken mixture into the Boston bibb lettuce leaves, fold and eat.


Edward Otto Zielke said...

looks yummy, we will have to try it

Melissa said...

yumma. can't wait to try these. my mouth is watering looking at the pic.