Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps
Recipe type: Lettuce Wraps
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 16 wraps
For the filling:
  • 4 chicken egg rolls, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, diced small
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • butter lettuce leaves
For the topping:
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 carrots, julienned
  • 4 ribs celery, julienned
  • egg roll wrapper strips
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Cut the ends from 4 chicken egg rolls. Cut through the wrapper on one side of each, lengthwise. Carefully open the egg rolls and remove the filling. Set the filling aside for later use.
  3. Flatten the egg roll wrappers and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, inside of wrapper down. Place another sheet of parchment on top of the wrappers and cover with another baking sheet. Bake the wrappers for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, dried, and slightly crisp. After cooling slightly, cut the wrappers into thin strips. Set aside.
  4. While the wrappers are baking, prepare the topping by adding the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to a bowl. Whisk to fully combine. Add julienned carrot and celery to the mixture and toss to coat. Set aside for at least 15 minutes while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oils and heat them. Add ground chicken and cook until completely cooked through, stirring occasionally to break up meat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Add egg roll filling, water chestnuts, green onion, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and heat through. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
  7. Carefully pull leaves from the butter lettuce to avoid tearing them. Arrange the leaves on a platter and fill each with a mound ( about 3 tablespoons) of the chicken filling mixture. Toss the carrots and celery one more time and then drain any excess liquid. Divide the topping over the filled butter lettuce leaves. Top each wrap with a few strips of egg roll wrapper just before serving.
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