And It’s A Wrap!

Literally.

We’ve been attempting new recipes inspired by our desire to cut back on carbohydrates and fill up with a lot of protein for dinner. One meal that we enjoyed making was  chicken lettuce leaf wraps with Thai-inspired sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Boston lettuce 
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper, thinly cut into small pieces
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp crushed red pepper

Steps:

1. Heat extra virgin olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken and cook. When chicken is half-way cooked, add red (or green) bell pepper and chopped peanuts. Cook until chicken has browned.

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Boston lettuce, red bell pepper, lime, chicken breast
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Diced red bell pepper (grey bowl), chopped peanuts, garlic (white bowl)

2. To make the sauce, add garlic, lime, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper to a bowl and mix well.

3. Wash Boston lettuce and serve with chicken and Thai-inspired sauce. Enjoy!

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Washed Boston lettuce leaves
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Prepared chicken lettuce wraps with Thai-inspired sauce
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Chicken lettuce wraps with Thai-inspired sauce

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