photo by Brannon Conza
This recipe comes to us from Ashley Gaudiano of Simple Food Healthy Life. Ashely wanted to create a healthier version of PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. Her Spicy Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps have all the flavor minus the extra fat and calories. I also love the vegetarian version, which uses chickpeas instead of ground meat.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb lean ground chicken (or turkey)
1 tbsp thai style chili sauce*
1 tbsp hoison sauce
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp agave nectar
1 cup green onions, chopped
10 fresh basil leaves
8 lettuce leaves Bibb lettuce
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high hat. Add the ground chicken, and brown for 7-10 minutes, until cooked through.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients, except basil leaves, to make a spicy sauce. When the chicken has browned, add the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
And basil leaves, and cook another 2-3 minutes to wilt.
Spoon a healthy serving of spicy chicken onto lettuce leaves and serve immediately.
*1 tbsp of chili sauce gives these wraps a very healthy kick. Reduce the amount if you are spice-sensative or feeding little mouths.