Almost-Famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Almost-Famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Photo by Claire M.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:

  • 1

    large egg white

  • 1

    tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1

    tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry

  • pound chicken breasts, diced

  • For the Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 2

    tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry

  • 1

    teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2

    teaspoons cornstarch

  • Rice noodles

  • For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2

    tablespoons peanut oil

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    teaspoon minced peeled ginger

  • 1

    jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 4

    scallions; 2 minced, 2 cut into 1-inch pieces

  • Kosher salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon sugar

  • ½

    pound shiitake mushrooms,stemmed and diced

  • ¾

    cup diced water chestnuts

  • Small lettuce leaves, for serving

  • Soy sauce, chili paste and/or hot mustard, for serving

Directions

Prepare the chicken: Whisk the egg white, cornstarch and rice wine in a bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Make the stir-fry sauce: Whisk 1/3 cup water, the oyster, hoisin and soy sauces, the rice wine and sesame oil in a bowl, then whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved. For the noodles: Cook according to package directions Make the stir-fry: Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil to the skillet; when almost smoking, stir in the garlic, ginger, jalapeno and minced scallions, then add 1/2 teaspoon salt and the sugar and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and scallion pieces and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the stir-fry sauce and chicken and cook 1 minute. Make a bed of noodles on a platter and top with the chicken mixture. Serve the noodles and stir-fry with lettuce leaves and soy sauce for dipping.


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