Friday, May 29, 2009

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Happy Friday everyone. Happy Not So Fat Friday!!!!!!!! And Happy I'm Going to NY today Friday & Happy I am the mom of a pre-school Graduate Friday! Last night's graduation ceremony was beautiful. As soon as Tristan's name was called & the director mentioned he had been there since he was crawling I just lost it. To see my little 5 year old in a red cap & gown was breath taking. Guess what my next Wordful Wednesday will be?????????

Anyhoo, these lettuce wraps are just wonderful ~ healthy & delicious. I was not happy with the original recipe so I modified it by combining it with a recipe we all really enjoyed for the Asian Shrimp Lettuce Wraps I made a while back.


3 tblsp fresh lime juice
1 tblsp vegetable oil
1 tblsp sesame oil
2 tblsp soy sauce, divided
1 tsp ginger
1-2 tsp garlic powder
1 lb ground chicken
1/2 bell pepper, green or red or orange
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/4 cup onion or scallions
3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms (optional)
1 8oz can water chestnuts (optional)
1 tblsp hoisin sauce
1 pkg Bibb lettuce
Sweet garlic chili sauce for serving
Soy sauce for serving
Slivered almonds or lightly salted roasted peanuts

In medium bowl, combine lime juice, 1 tblsp vegetable oil, sesame oil, 1 tblsp soy sauce, ginger & garlic. Add chicken & marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat medium skillet with cooking spray. Add bell pepper, carrots & onion (& any veggies you want). Cook for 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add chicken & marinade & cook until chicken is cooked through. Stir in 1 tblsp soy sauce & 1 tblsp hoisin sauce.


Using a slotted spoon, spoon a few tblsp into each romaine lettuce cup. Garnish with either slivered almonds or roasted peanuts. Serve with sweet chili garlic sauce and soy sauce.


{My Thoughts}

Use whatever veggies you like but think about color & presentation. Even the pic above could use more red bell pepper. And definitely taste your filling before putting it in your wraps. You can always add a sauce or more garlic. And I really enjoyed the Bibb lettuce on this one, the taste as well as not having to trim it, but Hubs preferred the romaine I used for the shrimp wraps.

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And after you click ~ have a great weekend :)

56 comments:

Life, Love And Lola said...

NY!!!! Have Fun!

Re: Your question...YES!!! I met a smokin hot surfer boy! Not sure if I'm going to post about him or not.

Rachael said...

congratulations on your little guy's preschool graduation! i always find the end of the school year so emotional!

Woman Interrupted said...

This looks great! I absolutely love PF Chang's version and I've tried to duplicate it at home; of course, I don't have any crack, so its never as good.

One question, did you use fresh ginger or powdered?

Lula! said...

I love it all--'cept the water chestnuts.

Have fun at your reunion!!!! I expect to hear ALL about it when you return...

Pam said...

I am loving this recipe. I'll be trying it soon.

I made the orzo with roasted veggies and it was so good - thanks for inspiring me.

Pat aka Posh said...

I like things wrapped in lettuce.. sometimes its only a piece of lunch meat.. and its always good.

Michelle said...

I love lettuce wraps. I think I am going to try this one on Saturday.

I know what you mean about tearing up over the milestones in our children's lives. My girls are promoting from 5th and 8th on the 15th. I'm sure it will be a tearful day for me.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh yum, yum, YUMMY! These look too good!~ Happy Friday friend~!

Kristina P. said...

I am going to NYC in July! And I love lettuce wraps!

Ronda said...

I just fainted and went to Heaven, I can't wait to try these. I've had these at The Cheesecake Factory and I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing, they look awsome! Have a great weekend.
XOXO

Coco said...

Yum. This will work for our lower carb week day meals. I bet shrimp would be good too.

Happy Friday!

Muthering Heights said...

*DROOL*

Those sound amazing! My husband LOVES lettuce wraps of all varieties, so he will be so happy for us to try these!

Reeni♥ said...

That must of been bittersweet seeing your little munchkin graduate! These lettuce wraps are amazing! I like the flavors in them!

Pumpkin Delight said...

What a delicious way to end a wonderful week.
I am printing this recipe out right now! It looks delish and so easy.

Jason, as himself said...

Fantastic! I am making this this week, for sure. Something different from the usual pasta fare.

My little Diego is graduating from preschool, too!

sportzmom said...

Yum. Can't wait to try this one! Have a great time in New York!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh your sweet little boy graduated! - my kids school doesn't do that!

very married said...

i can't wait to try this! I looove lettuce wraps.

Ace C said...

I can eat chicken lettuce wraps all day long. Easy on the body.

simpledaisy said...

Looks fabulous...I will have to give these a whirl...with soy chicken!!! I love lettuce wraps they are always so refreshing to eat!

Maria said...

Love lettuce wraps, great for summer time! We are in Palm Beach this week. It sure is hot and humid! Glad our resort has 4 pools and the ocean. I don't know how you stand it:)

Mommy Mac said...

Spill it.

Come on.

Grocery bill per week?

You got some FiNe things at your dinner table, missy!

Not that hot dogs aren't FiNe at mine?!!!

Love the wraps!

Do tell, does your little guy eat these?

I bet he LOVES your food!!!

.mac :)

prepschool101 said...

Congrats on preschool graduation (my daughter 'graduated' last week from pre-K, too!).

I am allergic to nuts so I would leave out the almonds and peanuts in this wrap. Maybe I could replace it with some jicama for the crunch factor? I will definitely give it a go....

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Jessica said...

Oh, man! That looks good. Glad to have your "Not-So-Fat Fridays" since joining the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Yeah to friends who create healthy recipes!!

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E. Michelle said...

Hi this is my first visit to your blog. I tried this recipe and it was delicious!! I'll be visiting here more often from now on. :)

Heather said...

I love love love lettuce wraps! I'll have to make these.

Debbie said...

I do love lettuce wraps and they are all the rage!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds really good!

burpandslurp said...

wow! TONS of happiness! reading it is actually making ME happy!
and hungry! for those amazing lettuce wraps...I had somehting like that at Cheesecake Factory and it was awesome! but homemade must be WAY better!

Chef Chuck said...

Let's take one to go, Yumm!! Very Healthy :)

Sweet Pea Chef said...

My mouth is watering!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh congrat to your little one. i am hungry now. need to figure out dinner.

Ronda said...

WHERE IN TARNATIONS ARE YOU??
XOXO

The Mrs. said...

Looks so good!!!! I will try this one for sure now that I'm on operation hot bod!

Lula! said...

I miss you. Just so you know.

Briony said...

i love lettuce wraps! my friends and i had some the other day but instead of chicken we had tofu :)

Fresh Mommy said...

Yum!! We love lettuce wraps!! We make these too... well I make them differently, but we love them!

:)

~Tabitha

Angela said...

These look nice and light for summer! Yum.

And congratulations to your little man! Five already, wow! All my friends' kids are growing up too fast!

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