Wrap me up!
Who says you need tortillas to make fabulous wraps? These babies are built on lettuce leaves, creating a slimmed-down but delicious sandwich.
I love fun food, and anything that can be eaten by hand is totally fun. When I serve something like this for dinner, my kids get super excited about going fork-free – heck, so do I.
And the best thing about my Chicken Lettuce Wraps? They are super yummy.
These chicken wraps are a cinch to make. You start with cooked rice – you can make it yourself on the stove or in a rice cooker, use quick-cooking or frozen rice or pick it up from your local Chinese restaurant. A couple tablespoons of warm rice are spread out on a Boston Bibb lettuce leaf.
Next comes the raw, shredded carrot, which adds a hint of sweetness (and a bit of added crunch) to the wrap. Top that with some cubed warm chicken – you can use rotisserie chicken, leftovers or even precooked from the grocery store, whatever works for you. Finish it all off with a sprinkle of crumbled bacon and a drizzle of barbecue sauce, and you have a fabulous, flavorful wrap.
But I will be the first to warn you: these can be a little messy, so take care in eating them, and keep the napkins at hand.
What kind of wraps to you like best? Tell us below!
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.