Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Chicken Lettuce Wraps


I don't know about you but when I go to PF Changs, the lettuce wraps are my favorite.  They're light and crunchy and oh so yummy.  We made these for dinner and they were the perfect antidote to a warm spring evening.  This recipe is inspired by one Rachael Ray made...I just love me some Rach too :).

Shopping List
3 chicken breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 cups baby portobello mushrooms
2 tablespoons veggie oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, grated or finely chopped (substitute one teaspoon ground ginger if you need to)
Zest of one orange
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup hoisin sauce (it's Chinese BBQ sauce, you'll find it right on the international foods aisle)
Head of iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
Lots of salt and pepper

Preheat skillet to high heat.  Add the oil to the hot pan.  Add  the chicken pieces to the pan and stir fry a couple of minutes.  Add the mushrooms and cook another couple of minutes.  Season with salt and pepper after the mushrooms have browned (not before!!).  Add in garlic and ginger.  Cook another minute then stir in orange zest, bell pepper and scallions.  Cook another minute.  Add in hoisin sauce and coat everything evenly.

Serve chicken mixture inside lettuce leaves.

That's it!  So yummy!

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4 comments:

Emily said...

The lettuce wraps, from PF Changs, are my favorite treat too! RR is also one of my favorite shows to watch. So many great ideas! But this recipe sounds so delicious! I'm definitely going to make these soon!

JenniferW said...

My family LOVED these! We frequent PF Changs and love the chicken lettuce wraps, but making them at home is even better because we can choose pastured chicken and organic veggies.

Thanks so much!

A.C. said...

When I saw this recipe for today's Meal Planning Monday I immediately thought of the delicious lettuce wraps at PF Chang's as well! I think their recipe contains water chestnuts so I'm going to add those to the mix as well. Thanks for posting this, I've got some frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts in the fridge that I'm trying to figure out how to cook :)

The Brady Bunch said...

Made these tonight and hubby asked for them to be added to the rotation. So good fast and easy clean up! Thank you for this blog

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