Grilled Hoisin Chicken in Lettuce Cups

Grilled Hoisin Chicken in Lettuce Cups
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 fresh jalapeño or other small hot chile, very thinly sliced crosswise (optional)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed torn fresh mint (about 1-¾ oz. bunch)
  • 1 bunch scallions (whites and most of the greens), thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 cup loosely packed torn fresh basil (about 20 large leaves)
    • 1 large head Boston lettuce, leaves separated, washed and dried
    • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1-½ lb.), untrimmed; rinsed and patted dry

Heat a gas grill to medium high. In a small bowl, whisk the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. In a larger bowl, season the chicken with 1 tsp. salt and 2 Tbs. of the hoisin mixture. Arrange the lettuce leaves, basil, and mint separately on a platter and put the scallions, peanuts, and ja...

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