Winner winner chicken dinner! But for real... haha. One of my New Years goals has been to follow through with things. Yesterday, I posted a picture of this dinner on my Instagram and everyone wanted the recipe--so here it is! Read to the end for a way to make homemade hoisin sauce in under 5 minutes.
I found this recipe on Watch Me Whip's Blog, and it's delicious and easy to make. I dare say it tastes remarkably similar to P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps!
You will need:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 (8 oz) water chestnuts - chopped and drained
- 2 green onions chopped
- salt and pepper
- a head of lettuce.
Over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the ground chicken and cook until browned while making sure that you break down the meat. Add the garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and sriracha. Stir all together and cook for about two minutes until the onions start to become translucent. Add the water chestnuts and green onion pieces. Cook for another two minutes. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Separate the lettuce pieces. Eat the lettuce with a small amount of the chicken mixture on it. Drizzle with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, and white or brown rice (if you're a rice lover like me!) YUM.
I realized after the chicken was cooking that we were out of hoisin sauce--a major ingredient for this recipe. No biggie! To make homemade hoisin sauce in under 5 minutes, you need:
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce.
- 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter.
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar.
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar.
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced.
- 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil.
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (more or less to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
I just threw everything in the pan once the chicken was browned, and it tasted amazing!! I prefer it over store-bought hoisin sauce now.
Hope you enjoy!!