WRAP UP THE WEEK — SPICY CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

By Tonja Engen
March 21, 2018
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Author Notes: I am really ready to wrap up this week—in a bow and a Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap. In less than 30 minutes (which I never say), you will have the tastiest, healthiest weekend dinner on record. Our daughter was eating out of the pan and we sat and grazed, fighting for the last wrap, enjoying our dinner to the fullest. Make this one of your go too’s. Get your hands messy and invite your friends over. You deserve an easy night. Spring is almost here…Tonja Engen

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Serves: 4

For the Filling

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 2 green onions (sliced, use both green and white parts)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 8 oz can of water chestnuts, drained and minced

For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sambal Olek
  1. Heat 2 Tbls. peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, approximately 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
  2. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, shallots, and ginger and cook until mushrooms release liquid, 5 minutes. Add chicken back to skillet along with water chestnuts.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined.
  4. Add sauce and simmer on low heat until everything is coated and heated through.
  5. To serve, lay out lettuce leaves on a platter and fill with chicken mixture. Sprinkle peanuts over mixture and top with jalapenos if desired. Finally, drizzle sweet chili sauce over the top and serve.

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