Thai-Style Chicken in Lettuce Leaf Wraps

    40 min

    This is a great starter for informal dinner parties. Each guest gets to assembled their own chicken filled lettuce leaf wrap. It's fun and exceptionally tasty!

    53 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned, boned, meat removed in large pieces
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
    • 350g coleslaw mix (just vegetables, no dressing)
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • black pepper to taste
    • 125ml hoisin sauce
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 head lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed and patted dry
    • 250ml Thai-style peanut sauce

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, ginger, coleslaw, basil, sugar and pepper. Pour in hoisin sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Bring to a simmer; cook and stir until the chicken is hot and the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
    2. To serve, line a serving plate with lettuce leaves and pour the chicken mixture into the centre. Each diner assembles their own wraps by placing some of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, adding a little peanut sauce, then rolling into a cylinder.

    Coleslaw mix

    If unavailable, finely chop some cabbage, carrot and onion.

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    I made the recipe as written. It was very good. Next time I will either omit the white sugar or cut down on the hoisin. It was too sweet for me. I served it with the Peanut Sauce II from this site. I reheated the leftovers and served it over an iceberg wedge - I liked that even better. The crunch and moisture of the iceberg really plays nicely with the heat of the chicken. I will make it again.  -  01 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    whole Family loved them. I didnt change anything!  -  31 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good..made a few changes I couldn't find hoisin sauce so I substitued it was honey turned out great. I served with Thai-style peanut sauce with honey which is a recipe on the site and that finished it well....  -  10 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)