Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps


If you're looking for a light meal or appetizer, look no further. These sweet and spicy lettuce wraps are light and fresh with a wonderful crunch!

1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.


2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.


3. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, celery, snap peas and carrot and cook for 3 minutes longer, stirring often.


4. Finish with green onion, water chestnuts, basil and sauce; stirring to combine.



5. Serve chicken mixture in lettuce cups and garnish with peanuts.


Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4

All you need:
Sauce
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoon freshly grated peeled ginger
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey)
2 garlic cloves, grated
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground chicken
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sugar snap peas, diced
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
10 large Boston lettuce leaves
1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

All you do:
1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
3. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, celery, snap peas and carrot and cook for 3 minutes longer, stirring often.
4. Finish with green onion, water chestnuts, basil and sauce; stirring to combine.
5. Serve chicken mixture in lettuce cups and garnish with peanuts.

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