Asian Lettuce Wraps

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    I’ve never had an Asian lettuce wrap before but recently I’ve seen them on a number of different blogs.  I’ve seen people eat them in restaurants and I’ve heard people talk about them, but I’ve never really seen the appeal.  However, since so many people have been blogging about them I decided to give them a try.

    I’ve been missing out!  A combination of ground chicken, cabbage, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce, the filling is spicy and delicious.  The filling is then placed on leaf lettuce, rolled up, and dipped in a sweet soy sauce.  They were filling but tasted fairly light.   I served them with jasmine rice which was perfect.  There was also plenty left over for lunch the next day.

Asian Lettuce Wraps (adapted from Our Best Bites)
2 t. canola oil
4 clove garlic, minced
1 T. fresh ginger, minced
1 lb. ground chicken
1 t. kosher salt
1 t. black pepper
2 c. bagged coleslaw mix
1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, minced
4 T. soy sauce
1 t. sesame oil
1 t. lemon juice
1 T. sriracha sauce
1 head lettuce (we used Bibb)

For the dipping sauce:
4 T. soy sauce

4 T. rice vinegar

3 T. water
2 t. honey
1 t. fresh ginger, minced

1.  In a large skillet heat the canola oil over medium high heat.  Add in the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute.  Stir in the ground chicken, onion, salt, and pepper and cook for 10 minutes.

2.  Add coleslaw and water chestnuts.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, and hot sauce.  Stir while cooking for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.

3.  In a small bowl combine all ingredients for dipping sauce and whisk to combine.

4.  To serve carefully tear leaves from the lettuce.  Spoon ground chicken mixture into the lettuce leaf, wrap, and dip into the sauce.

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  1. Hi Heather,
    I just love lettuce, and could eat a whole plate full. Your recipe looks delicious, I will have to try it. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I’ve been looking for good recipe for these for so long! Sound like the ones that used to be served at Chili’s, and were sad when they removed them from the menu. Sounds so close…can’t wait to try! This is also low-carb, which is awesome!

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