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Lettuce Wraps

It's been a while since I posted a recipe but I have been working on one for a while now and wanted to share. One of my absolute favorite splurges is PF Chang's Lettuce Wrap. They are by no means a health food, but they are fairly low in carbs which is what I watch the most for myself. I have been tweaking this recipe and trying to get it just right and I am SO CLOSE!

Copy Cat Lettuce Wraps



Ingredients:
  • 11/2 TB Olive Oil (separated)
  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Half of a large onion, diced fine
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 TB soy sauce
  • 1 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 8-oz can of water chestnuts, diced
  • Lettuce leaves, I used a head of Bib Lettuce
Instructions:
  1. Heat large pan to medium high heat and add 1TB olive oil. Cook the ground chicken until completely browned. Make sure to crumble the chicken as fine as you can. 
  2. Drain any fat from the cooking. 
  3. Add 1/2 TB olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, then add back the ground chicken. Lower heat to medium and add the remaining ingredients. Cook about 2-3 minutes until well combined. 
  4. Serve on lettuce leaves and wrap like a taco!
One of the great things about this recipe is it is dairy, egg, gluten and nut free! Here is my issue (and I am welcoming suggestions)... it is lacking a hint of sweetness. I've tried a few things but nothing seems to add the sweet undertone and keep the asian flavor profile.  Suggestions?!?

I also wanted to note that I bought Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Hoisin, Rice Wine Vinegar and water chestnuts and all were gluten free. I like to have a go-to gluten free meal for when friends with allergies come to visit. This could be a a meal or a snack! I was very impressed with the Kikkoman brand and the quality of the ingredients. 

1 comments:

Astrid 8:35 PM  

Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while now, I think your girls are lovely! Since my baby has a milk allergy I cook everything at home from scratch and that means having some vegan meals. I just wanted to leave you this link I found useful in case it could come in handy for Abby =) I am reading from Argentina =)
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2000/02/recipes-list.html
Astrid

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