I love Asian food but I hate using chopsticks! You would think after 10+ years of using them that I would finally get it down, but unfortunately this is not the case. Well, the good thing about these lettuce wraps is you get to enjoy an Asian fusion cuisine without having to use chopsticks….enjoy!
4 Chicken breasts
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
½ Cucumber –cut length wise (into “little sticks”)
½ cup of shredded Carrots (you can buy these pre-shredded or shred them yourself)
10 Boston Bib or Butter Lettuce leaves
½ cup of Bean sprouts
¼ of an inch Ginger- diced
1 clove of Garlic -diced
Trader Joe’s Gyoza dipping sauce http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Mings-Gyoza-Dipping-Sauce/dp/B002B0QZLU
½ cup of Hoisin sauce
A few drops of Siracha sauce (you can add more if you like it spicy)
1 TBS Peanut butter
1 TBS of water
- For best flavor, marinate chicken breast in for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- Remove chicken from marinade and cut the chicken into small pieces (dice)
- Rinse lettuce leaves and pat dry.
- Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and chicken, and cook for around 4-5 minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink) Set aside and cover.
- Create sauce (see below)
- Arrange lettuce wraps with chicken, bean sprouts, cucumber, carrots and top with as much sauce as you like. I like to get saucy 😉
1. Place all ingredients into a small pot and place on stove over medium-high heat. Make sure you are constantly stirring this so it doesn’t burn, do this until peanut butter has melted. This should only take a couple of minutes.
*Bean sprouts contain- protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber, potassium, iron, folacin, and are less than 30 calories per serving
* Hoisin Sauce has been coined as a “Chinese barbecue sauce” It is traditionally used in China as a meat glaze or a condiment.