Hunter and I have really tried to be a little healthier in the last few weeks (aka Chickfila is only a meal once a week), so when it was my turn to make dinner I decided to turn to ole Pinterest and find a new recipe to try. I had been wanting to make some lettuce wraps on my own for awhile, and after finding a great recipe based on a PF Chang’s dish, the thought of demolishing these wraps got me through my workout that night.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 C hoisin sauce
- 2 Ts soy sauce
- 1 T rice wine vinegar
- 1 T freshly grated ginger
- Sriracha, to taste
- 1 (8-oz) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 head butter lettuce
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add the ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks.
Stir in the garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, season with salt and pepper, and serve!
To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.
Edits: I didn’t add the water chestnuts or ginger. To be honest, I hadn’t dealt with ginger on my own cooking before and that night wasn’t going to be the first time. I also most definitely added more hoisin sauce than the recipe called for because I like it. I also cooked some rice and filled the wraps with both the chicken and rice to make it a little more filling.
Results: YUM. I quickly ate three wraps without even thinking twice. I kinda overfilled the lettuce too, so as meat and rice fell out, I scooped it up with a fork — the second time I put these together they were filled better. This is an easy meal to make and even easier to pack and reheat for lunch at work. I’m glad I added some rice to the mix too and actually might put a little more Sriracha on top next time!