Oriental chicken and lettuce wraps

Delicious chicken with oriental flavours wrapped in cool, crunchy lettuce
Oriental chicken wraps are great as a starter, a sharer, or a side. Try them!
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Recipe by: Sharon Hui | Health Information Officer

I have many fond childhood memories of eating lettuce wraps filled with delicious treasures, which is the inspiration for this recipe. You can bring aromatic flavours of South East Asia into your kitchen with these crunchy bites.

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Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless, diced (about 120g each)
  • 1 x 225g can water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Spray oil
  • 1 little gem lettuce (90g), washed, leaves separated
Time
20 minutes
SERVES:
4
CALORIES:
249
FAT:
7.2g
SALT:
1.5g
SUGAR:
7.1g
5 A DAY:
1.5
Method
  1. To make the marinade, add the garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and lime juice to a large bowl and mix.
  2. Place the chicken, chestnuts, red pepper and spring onions into the bowl and stir, thoroughly coating the meat and vegetables with the marinade.
  3. Coat a large pan in spray oil and warm over a high heat. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to the pan and stir continuously for about 3–4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the pepper is tender.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the centre of the lettuce leaves and serve.