Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is a quick meal that I don't feel guilty about eating. It is flavorful and the lettuce gives this dish a nice bit of crunch.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1 lb chicken breast
1 red bell pepper
1/4 red onion
1 jalapeno
2 cloves garlic
2 scallions
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chili paste
1/4 cup garlic hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
head iceberg lettuce

Bake chicken breasts in 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
Let chicken rest for 5 minutes, and then cut into small dice.
Dice red pepper, onion, garlic, and jalapeno and saute on medium with the red pepper flakes for about 3 minutes (leaving the vegetables still crunchy).
Add chicken and vegetable mixture to mixing bowl and add chili sauce, hoisin, and soy sauce.
Dice the scallion and add to the chicken mixture.
Stir to evenly coat with sauce.
Serve chicken in individual iceberg lettuce leaves.
Place 2 spoonfuls of chicken mixture on lettuce and wrap and eat.


Joie de vivre said...

Mmm. This sounds good. I tried something similar recently at P.F. Chang's. For some reason it never occurred to me to try it myself! Well done!

Gloria Chadwick said...

I've been looking for a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps ever since I saw Martin Yan demonstrate them at a cookbook expo. I'll try your recipe. :)