Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sue's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I know, I know, naming something after a person doesn't really help to let you know what the dish is about. I only decided to name this after myself because I was stumped as to what to call it.
Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps would've totally worked but, again, isn't very helpful letting you what the dish is about. 
Anyway, let's get past that.
These are sooooooo simple you won't even believe it.
Oh... and did I mention how tasty they are.
I'm pretty sure these are going to be your family's new favorite dinner thing for a while.

Sue's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken & Marinade
4 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless), cut into 1 inch pieces
2 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp Garlic Chili Sauce
1 clove garlic, minced

cucumber, diced fine
smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
toasted sesame seeds
green onion, diced
lettuce leaves (from 1 medium to large size head)

In a seal-able container (big enough to hold the chicken breasts), stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, garlic chili sauce, and garlic until well combined. Add in the diced chicken and stir to coat.

 Refrigerate at least several hours, up to overnight. Chicken will appear much darker as it soaks in the marinade. 

When chicken has marinated, heat a large frying pan over medium - high heat and cook chicken until done. Cover and keep warm while you prepare the rest of the wraps.
To prepare wrap - place a lettuce leaf on your serving plate. Top with a good spoonful of the cooked chicken. Sprinkle with some of the cucumber, almonds, sesame seeds, and green onions.
Repeat until all the lettuce and filling has been used up. 

Serve immediately.
We used iceberg lettuce but Romaine or such would work too.  
They have just a nice amount of heat from the Garlic Chili Sauce!
Another plus - this recipe is easy to double or even triple if you wanted to serve these during game day or a party. 

NOTE - these are also good the next day. I brought Jo the leftover wrap ingredients in separate containers. She kept them in the fridge, including the leftover chicken, and brought them to work the next day.
She then simply layered them in the lettuce leaves at work the next day. Apparently they are just as delicious cold too. She could have heated the chicken in the microwave too but she decided to just try them cold. 

We are sharing at this fun linky parties - be sure to stop by and check them out! - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, My Turn (for us), Hun... What's For Dinner?,  Carole's Chatter

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