Smoked Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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2 to 3 people
Bbq doesn't have to mean heavy, stick-to-your-ribs food. It can, and that's delicious, but you can also cook a nice light meal on the bbq. That's where these Smoked Chicken Lettuce Wraps come in. The chicken gets skewered and smoked then tossed onto the grill to sear, chopped up and stuffed into fresh iceberg lettuce, ,topped with smashed cucumber and carrot slaw and crispy crumbled fried rice paper. Smoky, savoury, cool and refreshing. The perfect app to share with friends, or make it your main dish with some sides.By:
Chef Matt Basile
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8-10 leaves of iceberg lettuce
3 small cucumbers
1/3 red onion
½ large carrot
4 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp sesame oil, divided
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin
1 tsp chili paste
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger, divided
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp white vinegar or rice wine vinegar
1-2 rice paper sheets
Set smoker to 275F-300F.
Cut chicken into smaller chunks, about 10 per breast. Dress chicken with 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, mix and skewer, top with 2 tbsp sesames seeds. Smoke for 25 minutes.
Cut the cucumbers into 1 to 2 inch thick rounds, then smash with a knife or small plate. Scoop out the seeds and add cucumbers to a bowl. Shave the red onion and thinly cut the carrot, add to a bowl. Chop the garlic and add it to the onion, carrot and cucumber, and add 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger.
To make the dressing, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, hoisin, chili paste, fresh ginger, sesame seeds, cilantro. Use ¾ of dressing to dress and marinate salad.
Once chicken is fully cooked, remove from smoker and place on the grill to char on all sides.
Break or cut the rice paper sheets into quarters. Add to the plancha and drizzle with oil. Allow to cook and crisp up, flipping once. Remove from the plancha and set aside.
Once chicken is seared, remove from the skewer and chop it up.
To plate, place the iceberg lettuce onto a platter, add the chicken to the lettuce wraps and use the rest of the dressing to drizzle over the chicken. Add the salad on top of the chicken and garnish with crumbled crispy fried rice paper and fresh cilantro.