This is a family favortie and chances are good you’ve had mine before. It’s quick and easy for a busy night, but healthy enough to feel good about.
- 15 minutes
- 15 minutes
- 4 TBS hoisin sauce
- 4 TBS reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 TBS rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil Mix:
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 8 ounces baby bella cremini mushrooms finely chopped
- 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts drained and finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons minced ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes omit if sensitive to spice
- 4 green onions thinly sliced, divided
- 1 head of butter lettuce
Follow This Recipe
- Begin by mixing a sauce of all the sauce ingredients in a bowl
- Chop and mince mushrooms, water chestnuts, garlic, ginger and the whites of the green onions. Set aside.
- Slice green ends of the green onion and set aside for garnish
- Pull apart whole leaves of butter lettuce head. Wash leaves and leave to dry.
- Set Large high-sided skillet on the stovetop on Medium-High
- Heat olive oil in the skillet
- Brown ground chicken in the skillet, sprinkle with a small amount of salt to taste while cooking
- Remove chicken from skillet and chop finely if necessary.
- Return chicken to skillet on Medium heat
- Add in the garlic, ginger, mushrooms, white ends of onions and water chestnuts. Cook for 5 min or so, or until the mushrooms have lost their water.
- Season with red pepper flakes if you like
- Add in sauce and cook for 30 sec to 1 min stirring until entire mixture is coated.
- Serve immediately with butter lettuce as cups
- Prechopping will save you time and overcooking in the long run. I have a hand chopper and it makes things quick and easy.
- This can also be made with tofu instead of chicken using these directions for the tofu: Press the water out of the tofu with paper towels or a press. Fry the tofu as you would the chicken by crumbling the tofu into the pan, breaking it into very small pieces as it cooks. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
- I make rice as a side and to turn this meal from an appetizer into an entree.
- Instead of red pepper flakes, siracha is a great spicy add in.
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