Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps


If you've been to the good ole' P.F. Changs restaurant chain, there's a good chance you've had their lettuce wraps and you probably know how filling they can be.  I'm not sure what their calorie count is per serving, but I feel pretty good about this recipe even when I serve it with a side of soba noodles.  Lean ground chicken, ginger, garlic, veggies and water chestnuts make a great filling for the crisp lettuce leaves.  You can serve these as an appetizer for a larger group or a full meal for a few people.  If you have extra, it freezes incredibly well and reheats to make a quick weeknight dinner.  Just grab some fresh bibb lettuce at the store and you're set. 

Ingredients: 

-1 lb. lean ground chicken breast
-4 green onions, chopped
-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 Tbsp minced ginger (or ginger from the jar)
-1 Tbsp coconut oil
-2 Tbsp sesame oil total (split in half)
-handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
-handful of carrot thinly sliced carrots
-1 can water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
-4 Tbsp hoisin sauce
-4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
-3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
-salt and pepper to taste
-fresh bibb lettuce leaves for serving

Optional Spicy Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 

-2 Tbsp hoisin
-2 Tbsp Ponzu (citrus soy sauce)
-1-2 Tbsp sriracha




First, mix together 4 Tbsp hoisin, 4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, and 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside.  This will be your sauce to add to the chicken once it's browned.


Chop your green onion, garlic, ginger (if you're using fresh), cilantro, and water chestnuts.


Next, heat a large skillet  to medium-high with 1Tbsp coconut oil and 1 Tbsp sesame oil.  Add the onion, garlic and ginger and season with salt and pepper.  Saute a few minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the onions are softened, not browned.  Next, add your 1 lb. ground chicken and cook through.



Next, add the sliced carrots, water chestnuts and cilantro.  Cook, stirring constantly, for another minute.


Lower the heat and add the sauce you mixed together. Cook for another minute or so until the sauce is warmed.


To make a sweet and spicy dipping sauce mix together 2 Tbsp hoisin, 2 Tbsp ponzu sauce and 1-2 Tbsp sriracha depending on how much heat you want, and then a little bit of water.


Serve the chicken mixture and dipping sauce with rinsed and dried bibb lettuce leaves.




13 comments:

  1. I love your recipes, the pictures to go along with the step by step instructions are great. You have made it so easy that people actually think that I can cook now .Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am big fan of food. I want to taste all foods. Marachekku Oil In Chennai give the best to foods.



    ReplyDelete
  3. I am big fan of MBR Plus food. I want to taste all voopoo mod foods. Marachekku Oil In Chennai give the best to foods voopoo drag kit .

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for blogging to share this great blog for me to find out.
    ប្រដាល់

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice post i am inspired to your article. Your writing skill is very different, i like your posts. I also have important information about How to
    Cock Fight

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really like the blog and I hope people will have a new blog, thanks for the blog
    SA Gaming

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for all your efforts in this It is very interesting Blog ...
    I believe there are many people who feel like I read this article!
    I hope you continue to have articles like this to share with everyone!
    wordpress
    blogspot
    youtube
    ហ្គេមស្លត់

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for all your efforts in this It is very interesting Blog ...
    I believe there are many people who feel like I read this article!
    I hope you continue to have articles like this to share with everyone!
    live casino

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good information, thank you very much for sharing this valuable knowledge. This information is useful to us. So please always share this kind of information. Thank you. sonalika 50 hp

    ReplyDelete

Looks good? Made it? Wanna try it? Leave me a Comment...I love them!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...