Awesome Asian BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps

February 9, 2012
Asian BBQ chicken lettuce wraps are a flavorful and healthful meal for any night of the week.  Chicken is sauteed with aromatics like ginger, garlic, and onion and mixed with soy sauce and hoisin sauce (Asian bbq sauce).  This recipe uses chicken thighs but feel free to use chicken breasts or ground chicken.  Serve these awesome lettuce wraps with brown rice or a rice noodle salad.  Asian BBQ chicken lettuce wraps is an easy dish that you will want to make over and over again.  P.S. Don't forget the sriracha!
 
 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
2 chicken thighs, boneless and cut into 1″ pieces
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon srichacha chili sauce (or hot sauce)
1 small bunch bok choy leaves
1 small head of lettuce
 
Directions:
 
Sauté chicken and next seven ingredients in vegetable oil or other flavorless oil in a large skillet or wok for about 4 minutes.
 
Add the soy sauce and hoisin sauce and let simmer until chicken is fully cooked, about 8 minutes.
 
Remove pan from heat and stir in bok choy. Stir until the leaves wilt slightly in the mixture.
 
Serve in whole lettuce leaves, forming individual wraps.

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