Asian Chicken Wraps
I just love chicken lettuce wraps! At a restaurant, they are usually on the appetizer menu, but I order them for my meal, especially for lunch. I played around with different ingredients to make my own, and this recipe is absolutely delicious! This is obviously a great appetizer, but it makes a great dish to make up ahead for lunches. It reheats really well, so you can make up some and have it ready for already prepared healthy lunches! This also makes a great light dinner! This is what I had for dinner tonight!
It is not only delicious, it is healthy too! I make it with ground chicken, but you can use ground turkey as well. It is full of asian flavor with a little crunch from the water chestnuts and chopped nuts for a garnish.
Here's what you need;
1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
1 T olive oil
2 t minced garlic
2 t minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped ( I pulse them in food processor)
1 T hoisin sauce (found in the grocery near the soy sauce)
1 T fish sauce
1 T sesame oil
2 T low-sodium soy sauce
1 t rice wine vinegar
2 green onions chopped
chopped almonds or pecans or peanuts for garnish
Lettuce for the wraps ( Boston, Iceberg, or other crispy lettuce that will hold the chicken mixture)
Heat the oil in a skillet. Saute the garlic and ginger for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken or turkey. Saute that making sure it is in very small pieces. Cook until done and drain off any fat or liquid. Add in the chopped mushrooms, finely chopped water chestnuts, red pepper, and one of the chopped green onions. Cook until veggies are cooked. In a separate bowl, whisk together the hoisin,,soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar. Pour this mixture into chicken mixture stir just until heated. Turn off the heat. To serve scoop some of the chicken into a large leaf of lettuce, garnish with the remaining chopped green onion and the nuts and wrap it like a small burrito. And there you have it! It's a wrap!