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Chicken Wraps With Plum Sauce

  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed in a garlic press
  • 21⁄2 tablespoons (2 to 21⁄2-inch piece)peeled and diced fresh ginger
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup plum or dark berry jam
  • 1⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
  • 11⁄2 pounds ground chicken meat (I like using half thigh, half breast meat)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, washed
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add three-quarters of the smashed garlic, 11⁄2 tablespoons of the ginger, and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the jam, brown sugar, and rice vinegar.
  2. Whisk until smooth and then cook, covered, over very low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and continue cooking, reducing the liquid, for 10 minutes.
  4. Then cover the saucepan and reduce the heat to very low, to In a wok or large skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the remaining ginger and garlic, and the white parts of the green onions.
  6. Cook, stirring, until the ginger takes on a golden brown hue, about 5 minutes.
  7. Then add the chicken and cook, using your spoon to break the meat apart, until it turns white, about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the mustard powder, white pepper, cloves, and chili flakes to taste and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the water chestnuts, carrots, and the sliced green tops of the green onion, and stir a few times to combine.
  10. Remove from the heat and toss with a third of the sauce.
  11. Serve the chicken warm or cold, scooping it into the leaves of the butter lettuce and topping with extra dollops of the plum sauce. After that, it’s a wrap.

Serves 4

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