Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Light Dinner: Chinese BBQ Lettuce Cups

When you cannot take another day of rich left-overs, make this delicious chicken lettuce cup recipe. It's light, low calorie, and simple to make. There may no longer be any extended family to impress, but that's just the point.

1 pound chicken cut into small chunks
2 cups shiitake mushrooms
4 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cans water chestnuts, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
4 tablespoons hoisin
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 large iceberg lettuce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Cook the chicken with the garlic and scallions until the chicken begins to cook through. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the lettuce. Cut the iceberg lettuce in half and peel away pieces for cups. Scoop the chicken ingredients into the lettuce and serve.

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