Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Continuing with the lettuce wrap theme…we’re onto Chinese chicken lettuce wraps.  These were almost as delicious.  Matt and I enjoyed them very much.  (I even took leftovers for lunch today instead of a Lean Cuisine, which I RARELY ever do.) 

The best part of this meal was how fast it was to make!  Usually, I look at the cooking time for a recipe and immediately double it.  This meal, however, was done in less than 25 minutes.  That’s pretty remarkable!  Especially for a school night…

Start with your all your prep because once the first ingredient hits the skillet, it goes fast!

  • Chop up 1 onion.
  • Mince up some garlic and a nice size piece of ginger.

  • Cut up 1 yellow pepper.
  • Slice up some scallions.  (I had already-sliced scallions in my freezer, so I just added them.)

I would also recommend making your sauce before starting the actual cooking…

  • Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a bowl.
  • Add 2.5 tablespoons soy sauce.
  • Add 3/4 tablespoon water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter.
  • Sprinkle in a little sugar.
  • Add 1.5 tablespoons rice vinegar.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Thai chili sauce.
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Microwave for about 25 seconds, then stir combine.

Okay, you are now ready to turn the stove on…

  • Heat a large skillet over high heat.
  • Add the onions.
  • Add 1 package of ground chicken.
  • Break up the chicken with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook until browned.
  • Add the garlic and the ginger.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for about 3 more minutes.
  • Add the sauce.
  • Stir to coat all of the chicken mixture evenly.
  • Add the yellow pepper and scallions.
  • Stir once again to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Let cook until the peppers are tender-crisp.
  • While you’re waiting, chop up a handful of peanuts.
  • Add the peanuts to the chicken and remove from the heat.

I used Boston lettuce again.  I think it’s a great lettuce for wraps.  It’s really easy to fold and doesn’t rip apart.  You can also use romaine or even iceberg.  Whatever floats your boat.  Enjoy!

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