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HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add galangal and garlic; stir fry 1 minute. Add ground chicken; stir fry 4 minutes. Add water chestnuts; stir fry 2 minutes.
STIR in cilantro, green onion, lemongrass, fish sauce, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Spoon into bowl. Cool slightly or refrigerate until chilled.
MEANWHILE, for the Thai Dipping Sauce, bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool slightly. Mix 1/4 cup of the syrup and remaining ingredients in small bowl. (Reserve remaining syrup for another use, such as sweetening iced tea.)
SERVE chicken mixture with lettuce leaves and Thai Dipping Sauce, allowing guests to form their own wraps.