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Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups

Whenever I eat at Betelnut, a popular Asian restaurant here in San Francisco, I always order the lettuce wraps. However, I had never made them at home — until I recently found this simple and quick recipe. Chunks of chicken breast are seared in a pan before being tossed with a flavorful mixture of honey and soy sauce. Ginger, garlic, water chestnuts, and scallions further season the chicken. The lettuce leaves and cashews are essential to providing a satisfying crunch. For a more complete meal, serve with rice or sautéed veggies. To make this dish for your loved ones, get the recipe when you


Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups

Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups

Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups Recipe 2010-04-20 10:02:25


3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews
1 small head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated


  1. Combine the soy sauce and honey in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Lower heat to medium and stir in the garlic and ginger. Add the scallions and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the water chestnuts and half the soy sauce mixture and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the cashews.
  4. Divide the lettuce leaves among individual plates and spoon the chicken over the top. Serve with the remaining soy sauce mixture for drizzling.

Serves 4.

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I finally made this tonight with a few modifications. I used Quorn chik'n in place of the animal, no scallions, no chestnuts, and I couldn't find Bibb, so I used Green Leaf. It was SO easy to make and SO yummy. I will absolutely be making this again soon. I really want to use Bibb next time, but I doubt I'll be able to find it.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
It's going to be a few days before I can make this, will someone please let me know how it turns out? Thanks :)
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
I like it, so simple. Dinner for tomorrow night, definitely.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
OMG that looks yummy!
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
OMG that looks yummy!
reboehme reboehme 6 years
My kids would definitely like that dinner.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I'm going to try this with vegetarian chik'n, sounds yummy!
Food Food 6 years
That just might be dinner tonight.
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