CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

This Cantonese dish is very popular in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. It was made popular in the U.S. when carb-counting brought a fresh wave of healthy eating.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 packet Sun-Bird® Lettuce Wrap seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1-½ tsp. white or brown sugar
  • 1-½ lbs. finely diced chicken or ground chicken
  • ⅔ cup water chestnuts, drained and finely diced
  • ⅔ cup fresh or canned mushrooms, drained and finely diced
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions (optional)
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • Cooked white or brown rice

*vegetarian version, substitute 16 oz. (1 lb.) diced tofu for chicken.

PREPARATIONS:

  • In a 2 qt. glass bowl, blend seasoning, water, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients except lettuce & rice. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes, stirring once.
  • In an oiled large skillet, sauté chicken marinade mixture on high heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium, cook 7 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  • Cut a head of iceberg lettuce in half; wash and drain well. Separate whole lettuce leaves.
  • Fill lettuce leaves with cooked rice and meat mixture.
  • Serve with soy sauce, hot chili sauce, and/or Chinese hot mustard, as desired.

INGREDIENTS:

INGREDIENTS:  SUGAR, SALT, MALTODEXTRIN, BROWN SUGAR, SOY SAUCE (SOYBEANS, WHEAT, SALT), SPICE, GARLIC POWDER, CARAMEL COLOR, Contains less than 2% of: YEAST EXTRACT, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, XANTHAN GUM.   CONTAINS ALLERGENS: WHEAT, SOY  MAY CONTAIN: MILK, EGG

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