these are a new favorite. not nearly as spicy as the turkey version and the mushrooms are a great addition. super yummy, super healthy!
chicken lettuce wraps
2 tbsp sesame oil
1.5 lb ground chicken breast
1 cup chopped water chestnuts
2 cloves garlic minced
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2/3 chopped mushrooms (rinsed)
4-5 leaves iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce (i used low sodium tamari)
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp hot mustard
2 tsp garlic red chile paste
2 tsp water
stir fry sauce
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
make the special sauce by dissolving the sugar in water in a small bowl. add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil. mix well and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
combine the hot water with the mustard and chili sauce. set this aside as well. eventually, add the mustard and garlic chili sauce mixture to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps.
heat remaining sesame oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan.
saute chicken until done.
while chicken is cooking, mince water chestnuts, green onions, mushrooms and garlic.
prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
when the chicken is cooked through, add the garlic, onions, mushrooms and water chestnuts to the chicken. pour the stir fry sauce over the mixture and saute for a couple of minutes.
serve mixture in lettuce cups topped with desired amount of "special sauce."
serves 4 (approximately 2 lettuce wraps per person)
nutritional info is for 1/4 of the recipe including 2 tbsp of "special sauce."