Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe

04/08/2017 8:00 am · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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.

CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 minutes recipe, easy dinner ideas that are fast and easy to make, Ground chicken recipes

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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