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.


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

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