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Hoisin Chicken with Lettuce Cups Recipe

Hoisin Chicken with Lettuce Cups

My Hoisin Chicken with Lettuce Cups is a delicious and healthy family meal that’s quick and easy to prepare. This dish is bursting with flavour and texture, featuring succulent slices of caramelised chicken coated in rich hoisin sauce, combined with crisp vegetables and a creamy sesame dressing. Best of all, it can be whipped up in no time using simple, everyday ingredients. So get ready to impress your family and friends with this tasty and nutritious dish!

  • Total Time: 15-17 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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Cucumber & Carrot Pickle

To Serve



  1. Add the chicken thigh fillets, olive oil and hoisin to a large bowl. Toss to coat.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook for 10-12 minutes. Turn the chicken once halfway and add 2 tbsp of water to the pan.

Cucumber & Carrot Pickle

  1. Combine the carrot, cucumber, mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar & sesame oil. Toss to coat, and set aside.

To Serve

  1. Arrange the chicken on a platter alongside the cucumber & carrot pickle, beansprouts, lettuce cups and rice.
  2. Combine the red chilli (if using) and tamari. Serve on the side with sriracha for drizzling on top.


Note 1 – Trim the chicken of any excess fat. Use a mallet or rolling pin to pound the chicken thigh so that it is even in thickness. Aim for a 1.5cm thickness. Chicken breast can be used as an alternative using the same method, but reduce the cooking time to 8-10 minutes.

Note 2 – A julienne peeler is an inexpensive solution that will make light work of cutting your vegetables.

MAKE AHEAD – Marinate the chicken and store it refrigerated for up to 24 hours before cooking. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-12 mins
  • Category: chicken, asian
  • Method: skillet sear
  • Cuisine: China

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