Lettuce-Wrapped Spicy Chicken


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

I call this dish “the poor man’s minced squab,” in homage to the renowned Cantonese dish from which it is derived. The chicken version is a fraction of the labor and cost and is equally tempting and more fearlessly seasoned. It is a wonderfully versatile dish, appropriate for a festive occasion or a quiet dinner for two.

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