Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Sung Choy Bao)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2012, America's Test Kitchen TV

A classic Chinese technique is the key to preventing the stir-fried chicken from drying out.

SERVES4 as a main dish or 6 as an appetizer

TIME1 hour, plus 20 minutes freezing

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This dish, popularized by chain restaurants like P.F. Chang’s and the Cheesecake Factory, is based on a Cantonese dish called sung choy bao. We started with flavorful chicken thighs and marinated them in soy sauce and rice wine. To keep the...

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