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Vietnamese Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
From the Cooking School at the Ocean Reef Club, Miami
Spicy chicken lettuce wraps make a great appetizer or light lunch.


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 Tbs peanut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, chopped or grated
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 5 mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs fish sauce
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked vermicielli or bean thread noodles
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 16 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • Spicy Sauce5 Tbs soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs Thai or Vietnamese hot sauce, or any hot sauce
  • 5 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • In large skillet over medium-high heat, warm peanut oil. Add onion, ginger and garlic; sauté until onion begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add ground chicken and sauté until cooked throughout, about 5 minutes, breaking up chicken meat as it cooks.
  • Add carrot, scallions, water chestnuts and mushrooms; cook for additional 3 minutes. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and cayenne pepper. Mix well and remove from heat. Stir in noodles, peanuts and chopped cilantro. Toss well to combine. Transfer to large serving bowl and keep warm.
  • Combine all Spicy Sauce ingredients in small serving bowl; whisk well. Place lettuce leaves on serving platter. To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons chicken mixture over or on top of each lettuce leaf; drizzle with one teaspoon sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 507
  Calories from Fat 191 (38%)
(33%)Total Fat 21g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(36%)Cholesterol 107mg
(109%)Sodium 2610mg
(15%)Potassium 522mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(85%)Protein 43g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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