Monday, January 13, 2014
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I love wraps and I love Asian-inspired dishes so this one was made for me. And may I mention it's about the quickest dinner you could put together? Delicious, healthy, beautiful, and fun to eat. I added some chopped red pepper for extra color and served these with potstickers. A fantastic busy weekday dinner.
ASIAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS (4 servings)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb ground chicken or turkey
1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
1/2 red pepper, finely diced
3 tsp minced garlic
4 scallions, whites and green separated and chopped
In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce and soy sauce with 1/3 cup water.
In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium-high. Add the chicken or turkey and cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium, add the carrot and pepper and the remaining 1 Tbsp oil and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the garlic and scallion whites and cook 1 minute. Stir in the hoisin mixture and cook until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken and vegetables, 1-2 minutes.
Divide the lettuce among four plates. Top each leaf with the chicken mixture; sprinkle with the scallion greens. Roll up burrito-style.
Recipe Source: Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine, January 2014, p. 30
1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated