This is a delicious take on one of my favorite restaurant appetizers. It's requested in my house at least once a week.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, ginger, coleslaw mix, basil, sugar, and pepper. Pour in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, and cook and stir until the chicken is hot, and the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

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  • To serve, line a platter with lettuce leaves, and pour the chicken mixture into the center of the platter. Each diner assembles their own wraps by placing some of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, adding a little peanut sauce, then rolling into a cylinder.

Nutrition Facts

604 calories; 34.2 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 1183 mg sodium. 28.1 g carbohydrates; 46.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2008
I made the recipe as written. It was very good. Next time I will either omit the white sugar or cut down on the hoisin. It was too sweet for me. I served it with the Peanut Sauce II from this site. I reheated the leftovers and served it over an iceberg wedge - I liked that even better. The crunch and moisture of the iceberg really plays nicely with the heat of the chicken. I will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2012
This was tasty but it was the absolute messiest meal I've ever served. There was an enormous amount of liquid in this dish. The recipe says to simmer 10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Absorbed by what? There is no rice or pasta or anything else to absorb this liquid. The cabbage just wilted away to nothing and I'm sure contributed to the soupiness. We scooped out the chicken and wilted cabbage with a slotted spoon to place some on a lettuce leaf but it was impossible to eat this way. The juice ran down my chin and my arm and got all over everything. We used up 4 paper towels cleaning up our faces arms and plates. I finally just cut up the rest of the lettuce and put the chicken on top to make a salad. It was still a runny mess. This was very tasty but I'm not sure I'd make it again without some major changes. Thanks for letting me try. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2008
I made the recipe as written. It was very good. Next time I will either omit the white sugar or cut down on the hoisin. It was too sweet for me. I served it with the Peanut Sauce II from this site. I reheated the leftovers and served it over an iceberg wedge - I liked that even better. The crunch and moisture of the iceberg really plays nicely with the heat of the chicken. I will make it again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2008
I made the recipe as written. It was very good. Next time I will either omit the white sugar or cut down on the hoisin. It was too sweet for me. I served it with the Peanut Sauce II from this site. I reheated the leftovers and served it over an iceberg wedge - I liked that even better. The crunch and moisture of the iceberg really plays nicely with the heat of the chicken. I will make it again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
whole Family loved them. I didnt change anything! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
This was really good..made a few changes I couldn't find hoisin sauce so I substitued it was honey turned out great. I served with Thai-style peanut sauce with honey which is a recipe on the site and that finished it well.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
I made this tonight for a group of teens and it was a huge hit! I made only minor adjustments to the recipe. I used a little more garlic and a lot more basil. I didn't have ginger root on hand so used a scant 1/2 tsp of ground ginger plus a pinch of cayenne. I used a 10-oz. bag of finely shredded coleslaw cabbage and added two shredded carrots. For wrapping I offered both lettuce leaves and flour tortillas. We used the Taste of Thai peanut sauce mix (made with coconut milk). This was absolutely delicious and fun to eat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
This was pretty good. I used the recipe for Asian Coleslaw on this site instead of the packaged mix and the recipe for hot peanut sauce instead of the store bought kind. I also added some green onions and parsley to the sauce and I used whole wheat wraps instead of wrapping in lettuce but put lettuce inside the wraps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2011
these were awesome and a great way to cut out some carbs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
My husband and I loved this. Followed all except the hoisin sauce which I cannot eat. I added a little more sugar to make up the difference. We used romaine lettuce and the peanut sauce II recipe from this site. Will definitely go back to this for an easy delicious and healthy dinner. Thanks gztg44!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2012
This was tasty but it was the absolute messiest meal I've ever served. There was an enormous amount of liquid in this dish. The recipe says to simmer 10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Absorbed by what? There is no rice or pasta or anything else to absorb this liquid. The cabbage just wilted away to nothing and I'm sure contributed to the soupiness. We scooped out the chicken and wilted cabbage with a slotted spoon to place some on a lettuce leaf but it was impossible to eat this way. The juice ran down my chin and my arm and got all over everything. We used up 4 paper towels cleaning up our faces arms and plates. I finally just cut up the rest of the lettuce and put the chicken on top to make a salad. It was still a runny mess. This was very tasty but I'm not sure I'd make it again without some major changes. Thanks for letting me try. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
Really enjoyed this recipe. The only thing I added is some sliced green onions... I bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco they are usually pretty big so I have leftovers which is great we love leftovers. Im sure it will be excellent after the flavors marry further. I will definitely make this again!! Read More
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