Let’s talk lettuce wraps.
You know how you love bread and carbs and all manner of bready carbs? Well, sometimes lettuce wraps swoop in and replace those bready carbs and you’re left with a frown. Because bready carbs. Right?
Other times, lettuce wraps swoop in and you’re like, “This was a match made in heaven, we should get married, someone call a preacher man.” Because some foods just taste better and more fresh and extra crunchy and packed with flavor when you put them in a big ol’ leaf of lettuce. Aaaaah. Refreshing!
Anyway, these saucy little chicken lettuce wraps are one of those times that will have you planning a wedding. A wedding between you and your dinner. The chicken mix is so dang flavorful. There are crispy rice noodles all up in this situation. And then you put it all in a fresh, crunchy lettuce wrap and the flavors just BOOM—burst in your face!
Let’s make these.
You’re going to need some ground chicken, diced water chestnuts, diced mushrooms, green onions, chili paste, garlic and a simple stir fry sauce that you’ll whip up in no time. Don’t forget the lettuce leaves and rice noodles.
This is the perfect time to bust out your wok. If you don’t have one, a large skillet will work just fine. Go ahead and cook that chicken until it’s no longer pink.
Remove the chicken to a plate and then cook the rest of the stir fry ingredients—the water chestnuts, mushrooms, garlic, chili paste and green onions. You only need about two minutes of high heat for things to get delicious. Stir in your chicken and stir fry sauce and you’re about done!
Making these crispy rice sticks is both fun and easy. You just drop the dry noodles right into a pan of hot grease. They fry up in about 1 minute and are so fun to watch. They almost look like they’re coming to life! Give ‘em a try.
Go ahead and top your crispy rice sticks with the stir fry and serve alongside some lettuce for wrapping. Bibb or butter lettuce work great for this!