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This Korean-inspired dish is great for people trying to cut down on carbohydrates, because the meat is wrapped in lettuce instead of served on bread.Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips

June 2004


Credit: © Raymond Hom

Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Light a grill. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce with the soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, minced garlic, chili-garlic sauce and sesame oil. Season the barbecue sauce with salt and pepper.

  • Brush the chicken lightly with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken over a hot fire, turning occasionally, until golden and almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Brush with the barbecue sauce and grill, turning and brushing, until golden brown, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer the chicken to a work surface and let stand for 5 minutes, then cut it into 1/2-inch strips.

  • Arrange the chicken and lettuce on a platter. Allow guests to make their own wraps by brushing a small amount of hoisin sauce on a lettuce leaf, topping it with cucumber, scallions, chicken and a squeeze of lime and rolling it up.


One Serving: 345 cal, 10.9 gm fat, 2.6 gm saturated fat, 12 gm carb, 1 gm fiber.

Suggested Pairing

A full-bodied but not-too-intense red will best highlight the dark chicken meat and the sweet, deep soy sauce. Look for a Malbec from Argentina.