BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

December 15, 2016

We know lettuce wraps are a stellar way to go grain free. BUT that leaves the problem that I am always thinking of and you are always thinking of. WHAT ABOUT GETTING FULL. This batch of chicken lettuce wraps addresses this very question, friends. A big huge skillet of the this chicken filling is so, well filling.

For more in the better-than-takeout series, you are going to want this better-than-takeout pad thai and better-than-takeout chicken fried rice.

better-than-takeout-chicken-lettuce-wrapsBETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
Serves 3 to 4

2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 pounds ground chicken breast
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sriracha
8 ounces water chestnuts, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
4 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Bibb or butter lettuce leaves

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground chicken in sesame oil for 7 minutes. Strain liquid from skillet and add an additional drizzle of sesame oil. Add onion to pan and cook for 5 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and sriracha. Pour sauce over chicken and add garlic, water chestnuts, and bell pepper to pan. Cook for 2-3 more minutes. Serve in lettuce leaves and top with green onion and sesame seeds.

BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground chicken in sesame oil for 7 minutes. Strain liquid from skillet and add an additional drizzle of sesame oil.
  2. Add onion to pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and sriracha.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken and add garlic, water chestnuts, and bell pepper to pan. Cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  5. Serve in lettuce leaves and top with green onion and sesame seeds.

Adapted from Eat, Drink, Love.

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