ASIAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS


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This is actually a DOUBLE DUTY Recipe. Not only is this recipe for Asian ground chicken amazing in lettuce warps but I also use it to make chop chop salads, topping it over a cabbage mix and adding almonds, mandarin oranges, craisins and crunchy wonton strips. Doubling the recipe means you have two meals for your family that week and possibly even leftovers, yay! I first fell in love with these flavors at a local restaurant called Hollihans. There, you could actually get the lettuce wraps or the chop chop salad and I loved both. Imagine how happy I am to be able to have BOTH these flavors at home. so, so good!! Especially since that restaurant closed down. Boo Hoo, it was one of my favs! :-(


 Here is my favorite store blend to put the ground chicken on for a chop chop. All you have to add are the mandarin oranges if you like them. There is enough juice from the chicken recipe that I do not even use the dressing. But you can use the one it comes with or... 


... I also Like this Paul Newman Lite Sesame Ginger

The restaurant Chop Chop that got me hooked


ASIAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS (& Chop Chop)

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 TBS rice wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
3 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 cup minced sweet onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound ground chicken
1 teaspoons red pepper flakes or 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup cocktail peanuts (Optional)

Romaine Lettuce leaves or
Chop Chop Mix
 In a small bowl or mixing cup combine soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, sesame oil and brown sugar, mix well. Set aside.  In a large pot heat the oil over medium high heat. Add in the onions and garlic and saute for 3 minutes, stirring often.  Add in the ground chicken saute until chicken is only partially pink about 3-4 minutes.  Pour in the sauce mixture in and stir well. Add in the red pepper flakes or black pepper.  Add in the peanuts if using . Stir until the nuts are coated with the sauce and incorporated.  Serve with the lettuce and wrap away! OR serve over the salad.

Before I put the almonds and Ground Chicken Mixture on top.


Have Fun in the Kitchen!!

xoxo
"Homemade meals—especially mommy meals—are life's most pleasant fuel."
~Terri Guillemets
 



34 comments:

  1. I love love love chicken letuce wraps and shrimp too, lol. These sound divine and healthy. Thanks so much for sharing these. =)

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    1. You'll love em girl!!! One of my all time favorite recipes. Have a wonderful day sweet lady!!

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  2. I can't wait to make those lettuce wraps - just pinned and will be making for dinner next week!! The crispy noodles are a great touch! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thanks B! I'd say this is in our top five for meals!!! You'll love it! ;-)

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  3. I love an easy, unique, fun recipe! I pinned these to make soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Enjoy Sam! I think you'll love them! They are a flavor explosion in you mouth, lol! Have a great day!

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  4. Ok, these look amazing girl!

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    1. Thank you love! They are so yummy and so easy!!

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  5. Yummy! This sounds delicious, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. It's so so yummy Ashley and easy to make! Hope you have a great day beautiful!! :-)

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  6. Yum! I love lettuce wraps, especially when it's so hot in the summer, and these look so good! I love that you used the bag of chopped salad mix too! Have a great Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. You too sweetie! I really think you'll enjoy these, so full of flavor! :-)

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  7. That sounds yummy, healthy and easy. My kinda meal, right there. Pretty sure hubs would eat it, too! I haven't had good luck with creating asian meals at home though. Maybe I should give it another shot?

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    1. Go for it girl!! It is so simple and it's like a party flavor burst in your mouth. So so good, you cannot screw it up, I promise!!! :-)

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  8. This looks delish! Perfect for summer :-D

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    1. So so yummy Kate! I could eat them everyday in the summer!

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    1. So yummy and easy!! Win Win! Have a great day!! :-)

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  10. Now this...this is a recipe that I can get down with!!!! It looks so good, and I have had that salad mix before and loved it. Yum!!!

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    1. Yay!!! I love it when people can relate and wanna make my recipe posts! Ha! Enjoy my dear, so flavorful!

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  11. Looks and sounds delicious Andrea!! I will have to try these some time. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you are having a fabulous day!!! :-)

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    1. You will love them Caroline!! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day. It is finally a gorgeous one here today!! :-)

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  12. This looks so yummy, I am definitely going to try the wraps, I don't know what it is, but if you wrap something in lettuce I'm all over it. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us beautiful woman, happy Tuesday! XO -Kim

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    1. Wrapped in lettuce! You crack me up girl. It is super easy and super yummy. :-) happy Tuesday pretty girl!!

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  13. I love ordering these out and have never attempted to make them, but your easy ingredients and instructions are definitely making me drool!

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    1. Once you make, taste and see how easy they are, you'll be making them all the time!!! :-) Taste Bud Par-Tay!!!!!!!!

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  14. I love this from PF Changs, so I can't wait to make your recipe at home. Totally pinning this!

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  15. I've been wanting to make something like this! We don't eat much gluten, so it's great to find a new recipe to mix things up. Thanks for sharing it with The Wednesday Showcase!

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  16. My favorite Pei Wei dish...now I can make it! THANK YOU for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  17. Oh yum!!! This looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking up to Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  18. I have a new found love for lettuce wraps!

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  19. YUM! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo

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  20. Thank you for joining the party at Friday Favorites! You are so creative! Please come back and share your latest with us!. The party starts Thursday at 7PM at mustlovehome.com. Hope to see you there:) Hugs-Christine

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  21. I know I would enjoy these! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.
    Please visit Thursday Favorite Things for more sharing fun!

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