Different versions of this lettuce-enveloped, flavorful chicken dish have become popular in many restaurants. Lettuce wraps with chicken and cashews can be served as an appetizer or an entrée – it’s up to you! And if you love cashews like I do, you might want to increase the amount of our favorite nut just a smidgen!
Lettuce Wraps Chicken and Cashew
- 8-10 oz. uncooked chicken breast minced
- 1 cup coriander chopped finely
- 1 egg white
- 4 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. meat tenderizer
- 1/2 tsp. MSG
- 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 1 Tbsp. rice wine
- 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 cup oven-toasted chopped cashews
- 6 big lettuce leaves for wrapping
Mix minced chicken with egg white, water, cornstarch, salt, tenderizer, MSG and 1 Tbsp. oil. Set aside.
Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a fry pan.
Place the meat, coriander, wine, soy sauce and pepper into the pan.
Stir-fry until the meat is cooked.
Remove from heat and place on a plate.
Divide the meat mixture into 6 portions.
Place each portion on a lettuce leaf.
Sprinkle cashew nuts evenly over the meat. (Optional: sprinkle diced red or green pepper as well.)
Wrap meat with lettuce and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Food.com
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