Lettuce Wraps

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Lettuce wraps with your choice of meat

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken (alternatives: ground turkey, ground beef)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (alternative hoisin sauce below)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, optional
  • 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup of shredded carrots
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS

    1.Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.

    2.Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes.

    3.Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    4.To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

Alternative hoisin sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 

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