Monday, January 17, 2011

Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We fell in love with Lettuce Wraps at PF Chang's, and I decided that I could make a much healthier version at home. I also use all my spices from Penzey' can find them online. Using fresh spices makes a ton of difference if you really want to flavor your food with "compliments"...
(In this picture, they are shown with Jasmine Rice; which we are now no longer eating....but for those of you who can enjoy carbs; it's a yummy addition!!)

1 pound ground chicken (you can also grind your own chicken breasts in the food processor)

2-4 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1-2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 pound mushrooms coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon Smoked Spanish Paprika

1 teaspoon Sweet Curry Powder

Chipotle Powder to taste if you like a little kick...

Garlic salt to taste

Head of either Boston or Butter lettuce (use the hydroponic if you can find it)

Julienned carrots

Julienned radishes

Julienned cucumbers

Brown ground chicken with half the olive oil. Add in the chopped mushrooms and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add in the peanut butter and soy sauce, and stir through the mixture. Add additional olive oil if needed to help blend mixture.

Add Paprika and Curry...taste often. You may add more if your taste likes these flavors.

Add Garlic Salt just a bit at a time...don't want to overdo it.

If the mixture is still a little tight, you can drizzle in warm water slowly while you mix. You want the mixture to be tight...but not dry.

Wash lettuce leaves and pat dry. Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce cups and garnish with carrots, radishes, and cucumbers.

These are a huge favorite, especially with our kids! Once you get the hang of it, they are so easy to make.

If you aren't staying away from the carbs, serve them with Jasmine or Basmati rice for additional yumminess!!

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