Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rachael Ray's Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I have alway been a big foodie, one of my favorite Foodnet work personalities is Rachael Ray, I just tried the below receipe, oh so good give it a try.
Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
Show: 30 Minute MealsEpisode: Low-Carb, Not No-Carb
Rated: 5 stars out of 5Rate itRead users' reviews (238)
RECIPE COMMENTS & REVIEWS(238) Cook Time:10 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings
CloseTimes:Prep15 min Inactive Prep-- Cook10 min Total:25 min Recipe Tools:
2 cups, 4 handfuls, fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 1/3 to 1 1/2 pounds thin cut chicken breast or chicken tenders
2 tablespoons light colored oil, such as vegetable oil or peanut oil
Coarse salt and coarse black pepper
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 inch ginger root, finely chopped or grated, optional
1 orange, zested
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1 small tin, 6 to 8 ounces, sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 scallions, chopped
3 tablespoons hoisin, Chinese barbecue sauce, available on Asian foods aisle of market
1/2 large head iceberg lettuce, core removed, head quartered
Wedges of navel orange -- platter garnish
Directions
Remove tough stems from mushrooms and brush with damp towel to clean, Slice mushrooms. Chop chicken into small pieces.
Preheat a large skillet or wok to high.
Add oil to hot pan. Add chicken to the pan and sear meat by stir frying a minute or 2. Add mushrooms and cook another minute or two. Add salt and pepper to season, then garlic and ginger. Cook a minute more. Grate zest into pan, add bell pepper bits, chopped water chestnuts and scallions. Cook another minute, continuing to stir fry mixture. Add hoisin Chinese barbecue sauce and toss to coat the mixture evenly. Transfer the hot chopped barbecued chicken to serving platter and pile the quartered wedges of crisp iceberg lettuce along side. Add wedged oranges to platter to garnish. To eat, pile spoonfuls into lettuce leaves, wrapping lettuce around fillings and squeeze an orange wedge over.





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