Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

I had a couple of chicken breasts that I needed to use up and this is always my go to recipe when I’m craving something sweet and healthy! I normally use ground chicken, turkey or beef but felt like this would be a nice change. It’s great to mix things up from time to time! The peanut butter adds a creaminess that really accents the sweetness and is definitely worth a try!

6-8 lettuce leaves of your choice; Bib lettuce works best

2 large Chicken Breasts; diced

2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

½ cup Carrots; chopped

1 small White Onion; chopped

2 cloves Garlic; minced

1 medium Zucchini; chopped

1 small can Water Chestnuts; diced

1 Tablespoon Cashews, peanuts or walnuts; chopped

2 Tablespoons Green Onion; diced

1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds

Sauce:

1 Tablespoon chunky Peanut Butter

2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce

1 cup Soy Sauce

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Chili Paste

¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

1 clove Garlic; minced

½ teaspoon Ginger; grated

½ cup Chicken Broth

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

  1. In dutch oven or large skillet add sesame oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken until no longer pink in the center, then use a slotted spoon to set it aside. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onion, carrots, ginger, garlic and water chestnuts, cooking until tender. Add chicken back in and cover.
  2. In sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the sauce ingredients, minus the cornstarch, and bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 10 minutes. Then, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons cold water. Pour the slurry into the sauce and whisk frequently until thickened.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and toss to coat.
  4. Serve with lettuce leaves, topped with sticky rice if desired, and garnish with Sesame seeds and green onion.
  5. Enjoy!

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Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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