Monday, August 20, 2012

food (food) | chicken lettuce wraps

Even though I continue to crave chocolate chip muffins for breakfast and pasta for dinner, I'm slowly trying to get myself back into eating healthy again.  After 9+ months of using my "I'm pregnant" get out of jail free card, I'm serious about getting my ass back in pre-pregnancy shape.  Since I can't work out yet, it all starts with how I'm eating.  This recipe isn't a new one, but one of my faves that I overplayed a few years ago so it's been awhile since I made it.  It's just as good as I remembered and is super easy to make.

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Here's what you'll need:
  • 1.5 lbs of ground chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 can of bamboo shoots chopped
  • 3 chopped green onion stalks
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup of Oyster sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 lettuce cups or romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Directions:
  • In a large pan heat vegetable oil and add yellow onion, ginger, garlic and salt.  Saute for 2 minutes before onions become translucent.
  • Add ground chicken to onion mixture and brown meat.
  • Add Hoisin and Oyster sauce to meat until evenly coated.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add green onions and bamboo shoots.  Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve in lettuce cups.
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If you're like me and enjoy your food on the spicier side, you can serve these with hot Chinese mustard or Sriracha hot sauce.  Enjoy!

7 comments:

ruthy ann said...

ohhh...love me some lettuce wraps!!

'Stina D. said...

Looks yummy!! So simple & easy! I gotta try this!!

Johanna said...

I was just thinking about these the other day. Yum!

Mia said...

yummy

xx m

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trishie said...

YUM! I love this, though I normally have it with a pork filling.

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kimmie said...

Mmm.. that sounds really good. I'll have to bookmark this recipe! :)

erin♥ said...

Brett and I are addicted to these! We make it like once a week! :) Thanks for the recipe, Tabitha! ♥

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