Monday, September 15, 2014

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Adkins friendly, healthy and delicious. A must try quick lunch or dinner for your family. I love these.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken (Ground pork or turkey is a good alternative)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, small diced
1/3 cup hoisin sauce 
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons ginger , finely minced
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and small diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced 
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head butter lettuce

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground meat to a skillet and cook until browned, drain excess fat. Stir in garlic, onion, and ginger until tender. About 2 minutes. Add hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar and soy. Stir to combine.Stir in chestnuts and green onions and cook about 2 minute.Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. Wash and dry lettuce. Cut off lettuce core and pull off leaves. Dry leaves well and fill with equal amounts of filling. Fold over and serve with white or fried rice as a side.