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CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe

I admit I had never had a lettuce wrap till a few years ago.  My friends kept telling me how awesome they were, but I love egg roll wrappers or taco shells… so I saw no need to wrap something in just lettuce. I really thought it was just part of the healthy recipe movement and you would be sacrificing flavor.

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe

I am here to tell you I was wrong, yes so very very wrong. This Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe is a packed full of flavor. The sweet butter lettuce is crisp and refreshing and the perfect way to serve  Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

What you need to make this recipe:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 8oz can water chestnuts (drain and chop)
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha  sauce

Directions

Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add  ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to  break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even.   The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).

Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.

Preperation

Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel.  To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a “taco shell” to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha.  This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe  – the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don’t hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: Feeds 4 Adults
Ingredients
  • CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe
  • What you need to make this recipe:
  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 1 8oz can water chestnuts (drain and chop)
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha sauce
Instructions
  1. Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even. The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).
  2. Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.
  3. Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel. To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a "taco shell" to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha. This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.
  4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe - the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don't hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

 

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Pineapple Zucchini Raisin Bread Recipe Ways to use Zucchini

Pineapple Zucchini Raisin Bread Recipe

This recipe came from my mother in law, she has made Pineapple Zucchini Raisin Bread Recipe for over 20 years and we look forward to it every year.  It is so moist and the perfect blend of spices.  Hope you enjoy it too.

Don’t forget to check out the list of tons of other ways to use zucchini. I have never seen so many different ways to use up zucchini from the garden. Even those huge zucchinis can be used for all kinds of recipes. See below.

You will need,

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil ( for a healthy substitute use apple sauce)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 8oz can of crushed pineapple drained
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a large bowl mix wet ingredients ( Zucchini,  eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, pineapple). Mix till well blended and set aside.

In another bowl add all the dry ingredients, mix them as well.  Then slowly start to mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, till fully mixed in.  Pour into two greased loaf pans.

Bake both loaf pans for 60-70 mins at 350 degrees.  Test with a toothpick, once it comes out of the middle clean, take out of oven and let cool before serving.  Once cooled wrap in foil or plastic wrap to keep fresh.

 

Pineapple Zucchini Raisin Bread Recipe ~ Ways to use Zucchini
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil ( for a healthy substitute use apple sauce)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 8oz can of crushed pineapple drained
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix wet ingredients ( Zucchini, eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, pineapple) mix till well blended and set aside.. In another bowl add all the dry ingredients, mix them as well. Then slowly start to mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, till fully mixed in. Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake both loaf pans for 60-70 mins at 350 degrees. Test with a toothpick, once it comes out of the middle clean, take out of oven and let cool before serving. Once cooled wrap in foil or plastic wrap to keep fresh.

 

Pineapple Zucchini Raisin Bread Recipe

 

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Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Once again, this  Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting recipe comes from my amazing mother in law, she is not about to let the produce from the garden go to waste. If you want a moist, ewwy-gooey treat then this Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting  is a great recipe. Plus Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting has two whole cups of zucchini in it, so it is bound to be good for you.  The trick to hiding the zucchini in this recipe is to peel the green skin off the zucchini before shredding it. My kids never knew it had zucchini in it till I told them. Awesome thing about my kids is they love zucchini either way.

Bar ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups peeled, shredded zucchini

Cream the sugar, eggs, oil, shredded zucchini and almond flavor  in a mixing bowl till well blended.  In another bowl mix the dry ingredients baking powder, salt and flour.  Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients till well blended.  Pour batter into a greased cookie sheet with side. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.

Frosting ingredients

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor

Mix till there are no longer lumps, frost while the bars are still warm but NOT hot.

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting
 
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Ingredients
  • Bar ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 cups peeled, shredded zucchini
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor
Instructions
  1. Bar instructions
  2. Cream the sugar, eggs, oil, shredded zucchini and almond flavor in a mixing bowl till well blended. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients baking powder, salt and flour. Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients till well blended. Pour batter into a greased cookie sheet with side. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.
  3. Frosting instructions
  4. Mix till there are no longer lumps, frost while the bars are still warm but NOT hot.

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Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

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Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce

 

With all the zucchini from our garden I have been making Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce every other day.  My kids are loving them, plus we have had lots to share as well! These are my favorite, hope you enjoy them as well!  Also a money saving tip these freeze well too!

Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate chip  zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

Wet Ingredients 

  • 1/2  cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1  3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
Dry Ingredients 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce

In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes).  Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly.  Then stir in zucchini and chocolate  and peanut butter chips by hand.  Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill 2/3 of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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Chocolate chip zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips (or butterscotch chips)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes). Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly. Then stir in zucchini and chocolate and peanut butter chips by hand. Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill ⅔ of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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