Hoisin chicken in lettuce cups


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Hoisin chicken in lettuce cups

Roberto Caruso

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips

  • 2 tsp cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce


  • Combine chicken with 2 tbsp hoisin and ginger in a medium bowl. Season with pepper.

  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then chicken mixture. Stir-fry until no pink remains, 4 to 6 min. Add pepper. Cook until tender-crisp, 2 more min. Stir cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and add to chicken. Cook until mixture is thickened, about 1 min. Stir in cashews. Remove from heat. Dollop remaining hoisin into lettuce cups. Top with chicken mixture.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 309, Protein 33g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 14g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 314mg.

Wine Pairings

Hoisin chicken in lettuce cups

HOISIN CHICKEN | rich Gamay This fruity, dry Niagara red perfectly suits an Asian-influenced chicken. The beguiling nose of plums, cherries and strawberries turns into tart forest berries on the tongue. Deliciously juicy, it's everything that a gorgeous gamay should be. Malivoire Gamay, Ontario, $18.