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Asian Chicken lettuce wraps

Written By: Chris - May• 01•12

We were walking through Costco the other day and spotted the fresh live Butter Lettuce.  We love PF Chang’s “lettuce wraps” but there isn’t one very close and I’m not sure just how healthy they really are.  I told Bill I would give them a try to asked him if he was feeling like having them soon.  He said “how about tonight?!”  So I decided that I could make them in the comfort of home.  They are not exactly the same, but they sure were delicious! I didn’t have any of the crispy white rice noodles, but did have some left over cooked white rice from a previous meal, so it did the trick!

Ingredients:

Butter Lettuce
1 lb. Chicken tenderloins
1 large Onion
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon dark Sesame Oil
2 Garlic cloves
1 can Water Chestnuts
salt (dash, salt in other ingredients)
fresh ground Black Pepper
1 Cup cooked White Rice

Sauce:
2 Tablespoons chunky Peanut Butter
2 teaspoons Soy sauce
1/4 Cup Hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons Oyster sauce
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoons fresh grated Ginger
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Red Curry Paste
2 Tablespoons dark Sesame Oil
1/2 Cup toasted Pine Nuts
1/4 Cup lightly salted Peanuts
1/4 Cup Green Onions
1/4 Cup Chives

Dipping sauce:
Soy sauce
Siriracha Hot sauce
ground Wasabi

Start by cooking the chopped onion and chicken tenderloins together in vegetable oil, plus one tablespoon of sesame oil.  Press and grind chicken into small pieces as it cooks breaking the meat down into small pieces.  Season with salt & pepper.

Add smashed garlic, fresh grated ginger and chopped water chestnuts as well as the green onions and chives.

In a microwave safe dish, blend the sauce ingredients and microwave just until soft enough to blend.

Add nuts and sauce to chicken mixture cooking over medium low heat until blended

Serve chicken mixture on lettuce leaves with white rice. Drizzle with dipping sauce

We enjoyed this meal with a delightful Couples & Co. Chardonnay by Mitch Cosentino

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

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