Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Superfoods, Super You! Summer Recipe Series: Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Thank you, Dierdre, for submitting the next recipe in our Superfoods, Super You! Summer Recipe Series. This delicious recipe replaces the traditional wrap with a healthier substitute, butter lettuce. Enjoy!



















INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, optional
  • 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat
  2. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks, drain excess fat
  3. Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes
  4. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style


Have a healthy recipe you enjoy and would like to recommend? Submit it through our Summer Reading Program  and complete the “Share Your Favorite Recipe” challenge or email me at jmarien@mywpl.org and perhaps your recipe will be featured on this blog!

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