Hoisin chicken lettuce cups

Hoisin chicken lettuce cups


Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups cooked barbecue chicken, diced
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • coriander, to serve


Step 1. Heat oil in a wok or large frypan. Slice white part of shallots, reserving green parts. Add shallots, garlic and ginger to wok and cook over gentle heat for 1 minute. Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and peas and cook for a further minute.

Step 2. Add chicken, sauces and sesame oil and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3. Remove core from lettuce with a sharp knife. Gently pull apart lettuce leaves and trim with kitchen scissors. Chill until needed.

Step 4. Fill lettuce cups with chicken mixture. Top each cup with some coriander and finely sliced shallot greens.

Hoisin Lettuce cups

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