Asian Cuisine – Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chicken lettuce wraps are an adventurous way to introduce new flavors and cuisines to your table of eaters. They’re a lot like tacos—handheld and highly customizable—and often very fast to prepare.
For this Korean-inspired version, we let chicken marinate in big-flavor ingredients—gochujang, sesame oil, soy sauce, and brown sugar. The marinated chicken only needs a quick sauté before you pair it with crunchy refreshing toppings like cucumber and green onions and a crisp Bibb lettuce leaf.
Think of gochujang as Korean steak sauce, adding savory depth to the chicken. You can find it at many supermarkets, or substitute equal parts Sriracha and white/yellow miso (soybean paste).
Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3 lettuce wraps and 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce)