Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I like trying new lettuce wraps.  They are a light meal and can be pretty healthy depending on what you put inside the lettuce.  Make sure the lettuce is nice and crispy.  An old soggy lettuce wrap is less than stellar.  This made enough for us for two meals.  Two wraps each!

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

2 teaspoons oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 lb. ground chicken
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon honey

8 large lettuce leaves   I like iceberg lettuce for these.


Heat the oil and add the chopped onions. 


While they are cooking peel the ginger and slice it into a small dice.  I buy the minced garlic. 


Stir the onions from time to time and when they are translucent add the chicken, garlic and ginger.  Cook the chicken until it is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.  Break the chicken up into smaller chunks as it cooks.


While it is cooking drain and dice the water chestnuts.  Don't leave these out.  They a really nice crunch to the chicken.  Add the green onions, water chestnuts, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and honey tot he meat and continue cooking for just a few minutes, 


You just want to get everything mixed well and then remove form the heat.


Peel off any soggy layers of the lettuce.  You only want the crisp ones.  Divide the chicken mixture into the lettuce "bowl" and serve.  When it is just the two of us, I place a few leaves of crispy lettuce and the bowl of the chicken mixture on the table.  You can fill your own wrap, roll and enjoy.  I kind of tuck one end in like a burrito, so none of the filling falls out.


1 comment:

  1. That looks yummy. I'm not a bread eater, so the lettuce is a great alternative.