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!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

• 4-6 lettuce leaves of your choice; Bib works best
• 2 large Chicken Breasts; diced
• 2 Tbsp sesame oil
• 1/2 C Carrots; chopped
• 1 small white onion; chopped
• 2 garlic cloves: minced
• 1 medium summer squash; chopped
• 1 small can water chestnuts; diced and divided in half
• 1 Tbsp toasted cashews, peanuts or walnuts; chopped
• 2 Tbsp green onion; diced
• 1 tsp sesame seeds

  Sauce
• 1 Tbsp chunky peanut butter
• 2 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
• 1 Tbsp fish sauce
• 1 C soy sauce
• 1 C brown sugar
• 1 tsp chili paste
• 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
• 1 garlic clove; minced
• 1/2 tsp ginger; finely minced
• 1/2 C chicken broth
• 2 tbsp 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.

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Spicy Fried Rice
Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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