Steamed Chicken Breast Wrapped In Lettuce With Ginger-Scallion Sauce & Lotus Root Chips

By Elizabeth Liew  , ,

May 7, 2019

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This creative and heart-healthy dish featuring lettuce-wrapped chicken breast is sure to impress your loved one! Part of a four-course menu created by MasterChef Asia finalist Chef Lennard Yeong for the Singapore Heart Foundation. (Prep time excludes brining time.)

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: Serves 1


70 g chicken breast

300 g water

10 g low sodium salt + 1 pinch (optional)

2 pcs lettuce leaves

40 g spring onions, sliced

10 g grated ginger

10 g olive oil

5 g sesame oil

2 to 3 pcs lotus root, thinly sliced


1Mix the water and salt together to create a brine. Chill the mixture.

2Remove the skin from the chicken breast and place the chicken breast in the brine. Brine the chicken for 1.5 hours.

3Rinse off any excess brine under tap water and steam the chicken for 8-10 minutes.

4Steam the lettuce leaves for 1 minute till they soften.

5Wrap the cooked chicken breast in the lettuce and cling wrap it.

6For the sauce, heat the olive oil in a pan. Stir in the spring onions and ginger till soft.

7Allow the mixture to cool before adding the sesame oil. If preferred, you may add a pinch of salt too.

8Toss the lotus root slices with olive oil and lay them onto a piece of parchment paper. Place an empty tray on top of the lotus root slices and bake at 160 C for 25 minutes.

9To serve, spoon some ginger scallion sauce on the plate, place the lettuce wrapped chicken breast on top of the sauce and finish off with lotus root chips.

Chef's Tip: Reduce the brining time for a lower sodium intake!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Calories216.6 kcal
Sodium369.3 mg
Protein10.9 g
Cholesterol25.6 mg
Total Fat15.8 g
Saturated Fat2.4 g
Total Carbohydrates7.3 g
Dietary Fiber1 g