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Lettuce Parcels

Chicken and mushroom mixture wrapped in lettuce leaves.

This recipe is from the book Flavours of the Orient.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Lettuce Parcels

Main Ingredients

Iceberg lettuce , Boneless chicken breasts





Level Of Cooking

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  • Iceberg lettuce
    1 Head
  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Oyster mushrooms soaked in hot water
  • Oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic crushed
    2 cloves
  • Light soy sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Sichuan peppers roasted and crushed
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Black pepper powder
    to taste
  • Spring onions finely chopped
  • Sesame oil (til oil)
    1 teaspoon
  • Cellophane noodles
    50 grams
  • Hoisin sauce to serve
    4 tablespoons


Step 1

Remove the skin from the chicken fillets, pat them dry and cut them into thin strips. Drain the soaked mushrooms, discard the stems and slice the caps finely.

Step 2

Heat two tablespoons oil in a wok. Add the garlic and chicken and stir-fry until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Add mushrooms, soy sauce, crushed Sichuan peppercorns and toss for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add salt, black pepper powder, half the spring onions and sesame oil. Mix and remove from heat and set aside. Heat plenty of oil in a wok. Deep-fry the noodles till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Crush the noodles and transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Add the chicken mixture and the remaining spring onions. Toss to mix well. Wash the lettuce leaves and pat dry and arrange them on a large platter. Just before serving take two lettuce leaves, spread the inside with hoisin sauce, place a spoonful of the filling, turn in the sides of the leaves and roll into a parcel. Similarly make more parcels. Serve immediately.

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