Ever tried PF Chang's lettuce wraps? Truth be told, I haven't. But I hear they are great. This recipe is premised on that idea but are unique in their own right...and a heck of a lot healthier. They are also so easy to make that even the most hesitant of cooks can't go wrong.
Spicy Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 8 leaves + spicy basil chicken
Serving Size: 1-2 leaves + spicy basil chicken
Nutrients per serving (based on 1 serving): 127.1 calories; 7.5g fat; 65.0mg cholesterol; 207.0mg sodium; 70.0mg potassium; 5.7g carbohydrate; 10.2g protein
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
- 1 lb lean ground chicken*
- 1 tbsp thai style chili sauce
- 1 tbsp hoison sauce
- 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup green onions, chopped
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp sirachi sauce, optional
- 8 lettuce leaves, Bibb, boston or romaine leaves will work
- Add olive oil and water to a large pan and heat.
- Brown the chicken until cooked, roughly 10 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients, except basil leaves, and stir.
- Cook for another 2-3 minutes, ensuring chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Add basil leaves and let wilt, approximately 2 minutes.
- Spoon a healthy serving of spicy chicken onto lettuce leaves and serve immediately.
*Ground chicken can be difficult to find, at least in Chicago. If you can't find it, you can easily substitute this with ground turkey.