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Chicken And Lettuce Wraps

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A low calorie chicken and lettuce wraps just for you. This easy to make stir fried chicken filling in lettuce is a crunchy delight. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is a sure shot hit. Try this easy to make appetizer and watch the reaction of your guests.
Ingredients
  Iceberg lettuce head 1 (This Type Works Best For This Recipe)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Galangal/Ginger 1 Inch, grated (Thumb-Size)
  Red chili 1 , finely sliced (Deseeded, Omit Altogether If You Prefer Very Mild Wraps)
  Shallots 2 , finely sliced
  Cooked chicken 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces
  Carrot 1 , grated or cut into thin strips
  Shiitake mushrooms 5 , thinly sliced
  Egg 1
  Shredded cabbage 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Red Is Very Good, But Any Type Will Work)
  Spring onions 3 , sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces
  Bean sprouts 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Oyster sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh basil 1 Cup (16 tbs), roughly chopped if leaves are large
  Dry roasted peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), roughly chopped
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (For Stir-Frying)
Directions

Place oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, galangal (or ginger), chilli, and shallots. Stir-fry one minute, or until fragrant. Stir-frying tip: add a Tbsp. water whenever the wok/pan gets too dry instead of more oil.
Add chicken, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, and spring onionsAs you stir-fry, add the lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry about 1 minute.
Push ingredients to the side of the wok or pan, and crack in the egg. Stir-fry the egg quickly, breaking the yolk. Mix in with the other ingredients.
Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry briefly (to mix). Remove from heat and do a taste test for salt, adding 1 Tbsp more fish sauce if not salty enough.
Cut off the stem part of the iceburg lettuce so it's easier to separate the leaves. Now place the lettuce, the sir-fried filling, and the toppings on your table, allowing family or guests to make their own wraps.
To assemble wraps, take a whole lettuce leaf and place 1-2 heaping tablespoons of filling in the center. Top with a sprinkling of fresh basil and peanuts. Then wrap it up and eat. (For those who like it extra spicy, Thai chilli sauce can be added as another topping.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavorful filling. And it's a low-calorie, low-fat treat that's also very nutritious, whether made vegetarian, or with meat or seafood.

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shantihhh's picture
Try fresh water chestnuts, cooked. peeled and diced in this for a fun flavour addition.