Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Monday, August 20, 2012

This dinner has quickly become one of Brian's favorite dinners that I make! The kids aren't as crazy about it but we don't really push it either because that means more for us! 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Original Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 container (8oz) mushrooms
  • 1 can water chestnuts (drained)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • pink salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced
  • 1 inch ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1.5 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • dash of fresh pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • Lettuce leaves... we used about 8-10 medium ones from our garden

  • Trader Joe's Island Soyaki Sauce
  • Chinese Hot Mustard
  • Chili Garlic Sauce

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium high. Add chicken, onion, salt & pepper, and cook until chicken is nearly done, stirring often to break up the meat. Add in minced garlic and ginger, and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink. (I used my microplane grater to mince the garlic and ginger) 
  2. While chicken is cooking add mushrooms and water chestnuts to food processor and pulse until they are small bits.
  3. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts to the skillet. 
  4. While chicken is cooking combine sesame oil, tamari, water, almond butter, honey, rice vinegar, and garlic chili sauce. Stir until smooth. 
  5. Once chicken is cooked through and onions are soft, add sauce and green onions to pan and stir to make sure everything is coated with the sauce. 
  6. Serve with the cool lettuce leaves and spicy dipping sauce! 
For Dipping Sauce
  1. In a bowl pour some soyaki sauce and add a small spoonful of hot mustard and a small spoonful of chili garlic sauce. You can make this as hot or as mild as you want by changing up the proportions of the mustard and chili garlic sauce. 
I have an idea in my head for making a vegetarian version of this soon too! I'll let you know how it turns out!

EDIT: Seriously, this is really good. That is all. -Brian

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