The best traditional way to make Chicken Yuk Sung. Our easy Chinese Salad Wraps are a healthy snack or starter that you can carry with you.
Finely chopped chicken stir-fried with classic Chinese aromatics and served in crisp Iceberg lettuce leaves with crispy vermicelli, which is optional but highly recommended for added texture! – tasty and light, making it the perfect mouthful.
Good for your health :
Healthy ingredients abound in this quick and simple Chicken Yuk Sung recipe.
Garlic’s numerous health advantages have only recently been traced back to a handful of bioactive compounds. Garlic is an excellent source of polyphenols and potassium, both of which have anti-cancer and cardiovascular benefits.
Ginger includes at least 14 phytochemicals, many of which have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Copper, an essential mineral for healthy bones, blood, and nerves, is abundant in this food.
The humble onion is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Onions can assist improve digestive health and lower heart disease risk when consumed on a regular basis.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and the phytochemical beta-carotene, both of which assist to maintain good eye and bone health and may even help to prevent certain types of cancer from developing.
Niacin, a B vitamin found in chicken, aids your body in utilizing the energy found in food.
The ingredients you’ll need :
- 2 tbsp groundnut oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 225g (8oz) tin of water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3cm (1¼in) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced
- 3 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced
- 500g (1lb 2oz) chicken, finely chopped
- 1½ tbsp dark soy sauce
- 3 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 Iceberg lettuce, separated into individual leaves, washed and dried
For the vermicelli (optional)
- 60ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil for frying
- a handful of dried rice vermicelli noodles
How to make CHICKEN YUK SUNG?
- In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon of groundnut oil over low heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and spring onions and cook for about 30 seconds, or until the ginger and garlic start to smell good. Add the chicken and brown it for about 3–5 minutes. Everything should be put into a bowl and set aside.
Mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine, and sugar in a small bowl.
- Over medium heat, heat the rest of the groundnut oil in the wok. Add the onion, carrot, and water chestnuts, and cook for about two to three minutes, or until they are soft and browned. Mix in the soy sauce mixture well. Return the chicken to the wok and cook it over medium heat for about two to three minutes, until the sauce has dried up and the mixture is very dry. Mix well after adding the sesame oil.
If you want to make the crispy vermicelli garnish, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the noodles. They will puff up FAST! Drain on paper towels so they are ready to serve.
- To serve, put some yuk sung and fried vermicelli in a leaf of lettuce, wrap it up, and eat!
Tip: The best way to separate lettuce leaves without breaking them is to hold the lettuce under a gently running cold tap. As the leaves fill with water, they peel (intact) away from the lettuce.
Chicken Yuk Sung serving:
When we have gatherings with our friends and family, one of our favorite dishes to prepare is chicken yuk sung.
They are perfect for serving as a hand-held appetizer or snack at a party that you are throwing because they do not require a plate and can be passed around with napkins.
The filling for these healthy Chinese lettuce wraps may be prepared a day in advance, and it only takes a few minutes to put the wraps together after they have been prepared.
I like to double the recipe so that I have leftovers because this is one of my favorite meals that can be prepared quickly and easily the next day.