Saturday, April 17, 2010

PF Chang's Style Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang’s Style Lettuce Wraps
6 servings

for pouring sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot water
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced

for chicken stir-fry
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 boneless skinless chicken
breasts, cubed to 1/2″
1 8oz can sliced water chestnuts, minced to the size of corn kernals
1/2 cup mushrooms, minced to the size of corn kernals
1/2 onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced fine
6 large leaves of iceberg lettuce

for stir-fry sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

Begin by making the pouring sauce. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water, then add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil. Combine 1 teaspoon hot water with dijon mustard and garlic and set this aside in small bowl.

Combine oils and add to wok or large frying pan. Heat oil over high heat until it glistens, about one minute. Add chicken and saute until cooked through, then remove from the pan and cool. Keep oil in the pan, keeping it hot over a low flame.* Prep the stir fry sauce by mixing soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar in a small bowl. Take pan that you cooked the chicken in and turn it up to medium-high heat. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, wait one minute, and then add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts, mushrooms, and the stir-fry sauce you prepared earlier. Stir-fry everything until the mushrooms have cooked, about four minutes, and remove to a serving dish. Add mustard/garlic mixture to the pouring sauce, 1/2 a teaspoon at time to taste.

Serve stir-fry with iceberg lettuce wraps, top with pouring sauce and enjoy!

*I skipped this part. I don't have a wok, and I was afraid if I left the oil in the pan too long, I'd burn the house down! As soon as the chicken was done, I just left it in the pan and added the veggies and stir fry sauce and continued cooking.

1 comment:

legendswife said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try to fit this on my list for this week:)
God Bless