Our Test Kitchen bundles together a tasty blend of garden flavors with sweet and hot accents. Wrapped in lettuce leaves, these hand-held treats are a delightful change of pace—especially for those on a low-carb diet.
Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 tablespoon sherry or additional chicken broth
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/3 cup plum or seedless raspberry preserves
2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 green onion, thinly sliced
4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
In a small bowl, combine the broth, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add carrot and ginger; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until carrot is tender.
Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, combine the preserves, hoisin sauce, pepper sauce and remaining soy sauce; set aside. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to chicken. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in green onion.
Divide chicken mixture among lettuce leaves. Fold lettuce over filling. Serve with dipping sauce.