Monday, January 3, 2011

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I wanted to make something lite and healthy for dinner tonight.  I decided to make these lettuce wraps.  They came out pretty good.  Lots of veggies and protein.  Serves 4.

1/3 cup sweet & sour sauce
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. peanut oil
2 green onions, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
2 chicken breasts, cut up in small cubes
1 head of lettuce

2 hours before dinner cut up raw chicken into cubes.  Place chicken in a zip lock bag.  Add 1/3 cup sweet & sour sauce, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce and 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar to the chicken.  Seal bag, mix all the ingredients around.  Place chicken marinade in fridge. 

When you're ready to make dinner heat a large skillet on your stove top.  Add 1 Tbsp. of peanut oil to the skillet.  Add chicken and marinade to the hot skillet.  Let the chicken and marinade cook for 6 mins.  Push all the chicken to one side.  In the clear opening on your skillet add all the chopped veggies.  After 2 mins stir the veggies and chicken all together.  Add 1 more Tbsp. of soy sauce and stir.  Heat together for 2 more mins. on the stove top.  Make sure your chicken is cooked all the way.  Turn the heat off and let the chicken mixture cool for 3-5 mins.

Place chicken in individual lettuce leaves, top with chopped peanuts (if you don't have peanuts you can use chow mien noodles) and roll up.  Enjoy!

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