Spicy Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground chicken or 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 tbsp thai style chili sauce
1 tbsp hoison sauce
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 cup green onions, chopped
10 fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp sirachi sauce, optional
8 lettuce leaves, Bibb, boston or romaine leaves will work

Preparation

1
Add olive oil and water to a large pan and heat.
2
Brown the chicken until cooked, roughly 10 minutes.
3
If using chicken thighs or breasts, place cooked meat in a food processor and pure until chicken is shredded. Place shredded chicken back into pan.
4
Add remaining ingredients, except basil leaves, and stir.
5
Cook for another 2-3 minutes, ensuring chicken is thoroughly cooked.
6
Add basil leaves and let wilt, approximately 2 minutes.
7
Spoon a healthy serving of spicy chicken onto lettuce leaves and serve immediately.

About

Ever tried PF Chang's lettuce wraps? Truth be told, I haven't. But I hear they are great. This recipe is premised on that idea but are unique in their own right...and a heck of a lot healthier. They are also so easy to make that even the most hesitant of cooks can't go wrong.

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January 5, 2012

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