Sesame Miso Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This was an experiment gone right.  We had pizza last night so I was craving something Japanesey.  Enter miso and sesame – you can’t get much more Japanese than that.

Sesame Miso Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Serves Two

1 large chicken breast (or piece of thigh meat), cut into thick slices (1/2″)
1 cup of rice, cooked
1 cucumber, cut into match sticks
1 leaf of lettuce for every slice of chicken
2 tablespoons miso
2 tablespoons cooking sake
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sugar (I used brown)

Fry the chicken slices in a bit of oil.  While the chicken is cooking, mix the miso, sake, sesame seeds and sugar in a bowl.  Wash the lettuce and place on plates.  Cut up the cucumber.  When the chicken is 97% cooked, add the sauce and simmer for a couple of minutes so the sugar melts. While the sauce is simmering, put some rice and cucumber match sticks in the middle of each lettuce leaf.  When the sauce is ready, put one piece of chicken on each lettuce leaf and drizzle with a bit of sauce.  Serve.

3 thoughts on “Sesame Miso Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  1. Japanese cuisine is simply my favorite.
    Japanese are known for their superb cooking technique,
    and it definitely shows on how their food’s look and taste.
    Haven’t tried this though, but would surely wish to get a bite someday.

  2. I’ve been cooking Japanese for 3 years now and I just came across your blog!? I love the simplicity of your cooking and how your create Japanese dishes without sticking to the restaurant classics which most blogs already do. I tried your lettuce wraps and served them with your sweet potato black rice and it was really tasty, good together and quick to fix, thank you so much. I’ll be keeping this recipe for when I’m in a hurry but want good food! I’ll be trying more of your recipes and letting you know how it goes!

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