asian inspired chicken lettuce-wraps
Having a takeout craving? Instead of ordering out and feeling guilty about it later, try these healthier (but JUST as good) chicken lettuce wraps. The best part? They take less than 30 minutes to make!
For the sauce: 3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp ketchup 1⁄4 tsp salt 1 tsp white vinegar 2 cloves minced garlic OR 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder 1.5 tbsp sriracha 1 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tsp sugar 1⁄4 cup stock of choice (we used vegetable) Extras: 1 cup minced chicken 1 small minced onion 4 cloves minced garlic 1 inch grated ginger 2 tbsp sesame oil OR vegetable oil Choice of garnish (we used spring onions) Head of lettuce
Step 1: Add all ingredients for the sauce into a medium sized bowl and whisk very well to combine. If you don’t whisk well enough the honey may settle on the bottom, so don’t skip this step!
Step 2: Add your sesame/vegetable oil to a pan on medium-medium high. When hot, add in your ginger, garlic, and onion and cook until soft, stirring occaisonally. This will help to develop that authentic flavor!
Step 3: Pour chicken into your pan and reduce to medium if not already. Stir to combine the chicken and ginger mixture and allow to cook evenly.
Step 4: In the final few minutes of cooking, add in your sauce fom earlier! Cook with the chicken until the sauce has been mostly absorbed and the chicken is fully cooked.
Step 5: Arrange your lettuce leaves/cups on a platter. Scoop the chicken directly onto each leaf if for yourself, or pour the chicken into a separate bowl and present with a serving spoon for family-style! Garnish with toppings of choice and enjoy your very own takeout!