Deb's Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce WrapsIngredients: 

  • 1 pound ground chicken, or cook & chop breast meat
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (or olive)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce (or soy)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped small
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Optional: ½ cup diced mushrooms; 1 tablespoon Sriracha; ½ cup grated carrots; 2 small heads Bibb or butter lettuce


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

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