Asian Lettuce Wraps

 

Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

 

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30-45 minutes
Author: this is almost a Tiffany original. I used a base recipe from Allrecipes and changed it up…’cause that’s what I do.

Note: This is a light and fresh meal-a great quickie dinner for a family on the go! Each person “builds” their own wrap so you can adjust the toppings and the flavor of the sauce (hot, savory or sweet).  Kids seem to like the bibb (or butter) lettuce because it is a little sweet and has a nice texture.

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 T dried, ground ginger
2-3 T Hoisin sauce

(or you can try using a Garlic Ginger sauce that LaChoy makes)

1 head of boston or butter bibb lettuce
1 C shredded carrots
1/2 C sliced almonds
1 C green onions, sliced
1 C (cooked) Japanese style noodles (such as Orchids Tomoshiraga Somen)
*optional 1 C red bell peppers, sliced
* optional 1 C radishes, sliced
*optional 1 can shredded bamboo shoots, drained

For the Sauce:

1/3 C light soy sauce
1/3 C water
3 T fresh lemon juice
2 t minced garlic
1 T ground ginger
1 T sugar

*optional 1/4 C chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season chicken breasts with ground ginger and top with hoisin sauce. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until juices run clear. Slice chicken breasts in the pan they were cooked in so the juices soak in. Set aside in a serving bowl or plate (it is ok if these cool).

2. Clean the lettuce and separate the leaves. Pat dry and place on a serving plate. Place carrots, almonds, onions, noodles (and any other toppings) in little bowls.

3. Make the sauce.

How to Eat These:

Set the table and then place all the ingredients out. Grab a piece of lettuce, add 1-2 slices of chicken (depending on how big you made the slices and how big the lettuce leaf you have is!), then top with the toppings! Each person could have their own bowl of the sauce so that you can double dip.

If you like your wraps to have a little kick, top them with 1/2 teaspoon of the chili garlic sauce! These would also be good with sweet and sour sauce, terriyaki sauce etc. You could make them fruity by adding chunks of pineapple too. They are tasty, messy, fun and filling (and low in calories)!

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