Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Several years ago I  ordered chicken lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs's and have been hooked ever since. The recipe in this Hub is not from the restaurant but one that I made up myself. Sometimes I do have some variations in amounts of the ingredients but without a doubt, this recipe is great. Instead of using chicken all the time, steak meat, pork or shrimp can be substituted. Oh and by the way this recipe in my opinion is very healthy.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

4 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons canola oil

2 pounds boneless,skinless chicken breasts ( cut into 3/4 inch pieces)

3 cloves garlic

1 bunch green onions (sliced and trimmed)

2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (grated)

1 can water chestnuts (8 ounces) drained

1/2 cup unsalted cashews or walnuts,(roasted and chopped)

2 heads of Bibb lettuce (separate leaves)

Begin by combining the soy sauce and honey in a bowl and set aside. Season the chicken with about a 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Salt is not necessary because even though the soy sauce is low sodium, it still has enough salt in it.

Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium to high heat. When the oil is ready, add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until it starts to brown. Turn the heat down to a medium temperature and add the garlic, green onions, and ginger. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Now is the time to add your water chestnuts and only half of the soy sauce and continue to cook and stir until the chicken is cooked all the way through, which will be about 5 minutes.

Remove the pan form the heat and sprinkle the nuts on top.

Take the cleaned, dried and separated lettuce leaves and divide among plates that will serve up to six. Spoon the chicken mixure evenly over lettuce leaves and a fantastic meal or appetizer is born. Place the remaing soy sauce in a small bowl to be used as an condiment which can be drizzled on chicken lettuce wraps as eaten,

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Nelle Hoxie 7 years ago

OMG it's soooo good. I'm eating it now! I had all the necessary ingredients, so I decided that this would make a great dinner! And it's such an easy recipe. It took like 10 minutes to make.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

OMG back to you...you are amazing to jump right in and try this recipe. I'm glad I could plan your dinner tonight.


Nelle Hoxie 7 years ago

Leo loved it too, especially after he put a few stuffed lettuce leafs in a submarine sandwich roll. The South Beach Diet wouldn't last too long in this house. But he says thanks for tasty treat idea!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Thanks Nelle...tell Leo thanks much and I'm sure you'll be trying this recipe again. I appreciate your comments.


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MotherHubber 7 years ago from Southern California

Laringo, I also love PF Chang's lettuce wraps! So light, but really satisfying. My father just brought me some really nice lettuce leaves from his garden; I am going to try your recipe tomorrow! Thanks.

~mh


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hello MotherHubber, can I invite myself over? I'm sure they'll be delicious....lol. Thnks for stopping by and commenting.


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DarleneMarie 7 years ago from USA

What a great delicious and nutritious dish laringo!  Thanks for sharing!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hi DarleneMarie, Thank you. I hope you have a chance to try it.


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Isabella Snow 7 years ago

Wow that sounds easy and fabulous! I want to try it!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Isabella, these are great and I even add a little chili/garlic sauce that you can buy in the Asian food section in supermarkets or at any Asian market. It really spices it up.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Bad Boy, you need to get on it and make some. I promise, you'll love it!


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

This sound absolutely yummy!  I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow and the ingredients will definiely be on the list!  Thanks! (I might try it both ways, by itself and in a roll.) 


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

JamaGenee, Let me know how you like them. All my family and freinds are crazy about them. Bon Appetit!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia

Way, way.......................................... beyond yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week-end I'm gonna stuff myself with all your stuff. Tx


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Sounds like a plan men are dorks......not all men though.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

this recipe sounds really good...I have to admit I have used lettuce for wraps for a while now, you can put anything in them and is so much fun and so much healthier too...thanks for the reminder and this recipe...G-Ma :O) Hugs


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Thanks G-Ma. Send me mail and let me know what kind of food you wrap in lettuce. I like to switch things p all the time.


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Tiptopcat 7 years ago from London, UK

wow - sounds absolutely gorgeous. Now I have to go off to the kitchen and find something to eat. yum


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Tiptopcat, that's what happens to me when I watch the Food Network.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

This sounds delicious. I've only had lobster wraps and they were wonderful.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

RGraf, I bet the lobster is delicious, but I can't eat shellfish.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

Sounds yummy, thanks.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

Hmm. Delicious food. Nice to try


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hi prasetio30, they are yummy. I hope you get a chance to try these. You'll be very satisfied?


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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

This is a recipe that I'm going to have to try. Thanks for publishing it.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hi Jerelee, I think you'll love these; they are my all time favorite.


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

This looks great - I, too, am a fan of lettuce wraps. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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anglnflt4ua 7 years ago from Bay Area, CA

Very tasty recipe tips. I tried this a couple of days ago and just had to get back to comment. Thank you!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Thanks for coming back anginfit4ua to let me know you enjoyed this recipe. I hope it's one you'll keep around.


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Cheri Schultz 7 years ago from Midwest

Wow - I have to try this.. It sounds wonderful. Based upon your comments I cannot wait to make it.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Cheri,I hope you enjoy them.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Yay, this sounds great, it is stirring my palate now. Thank you for this recipe too. More power to you dear friend, laringo


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

I agree-I love these wraps. I used to live in Northern Calif--well the Bay area, actually. Now I'm in NC Where did you live previously?


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swedal 5 years ago from Colorado

I absolutely love these things and am always looking for new ways to make them. Great and appreciated hub!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi laringo, wow sounds yummy this is certainly one for me to try, chicken and cashews go so well together, many thanks!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, laringo! GREAT hub! Delicious read! You are after my own appetite with writing as good as this. I mean that. You are very talented. I love to sow only good seed to my fellow members of man (and woman)kind. I voted up and away! Would you mind if I were a fan and a follower? I would like that. With warmest regards, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that reminds you of Mayberry, the town on the Andy Griffith Show. Much peace and happiness to YOU! God bless.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi Laringo! The recipe looks delicious! I have had P?F. Changes wraps and they are incredible. I can't wait to try this recipe! Yum!

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