Lettuce Parcels Recipe - Chicken and mushroom mixture wrapped in lettuce leaves.

This recipe is from the book Flavours of the Orient.

Main Ingredients : Iceberg lettuce , Boneless chicken breasts

Cuisine : Oriental

Course : Starter

Lettuce Parcels

Lettuce Parcels Recipe - How to make Lettuce Parcels


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking :


  • Iceberg lettuce 1 Head

  • Boneless chicken breasts 2

  • Oyster mushrooms soaked in hot water 4

  • 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 4

  • 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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