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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The tastiest, easiest, simplest make-ahead lunch yer eyes ever did see. And yer mouth ever did eat.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon sesame oil
1
pound ground chicken
1
cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
1
shallot, chopped
1
cup matchstick-sliced carrots
1
teaspoon minced garlic
1/4
cup sliced almonds, plus more for garnish
3
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons sriracha
1
tablespoon rice vinegar
1
teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1
head bibb or butter lettuce, leaves removed
Sliced green onions, for garnish

Directions

  • 1 Heat olive and sesame oils in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, mushrooms and shallot; cook until chicken is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 2 Add carrots and garlic; cook until carrots are slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  • 3 Add sliced almonds, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha (add 1 tablespoon for less spiciness, 2 tablespoons for more), rice vinegar and grated ginger. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • 4 Spoon chicken filling into lettuce leaves. Garnish with sliced almonds and green onions.
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5 Days of Make-Ahead Lunches

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

Maaaaan, I don’t know about you, but lunch is the saddest meal of my day.


Generally, it consists either of whatever’s left over from dinner the night before or an amalgamation of whatever’s in my fridge that’s about to die. One time that resulted in a salad with tuna, string cheese and ranch dressing on top (it was a low point).

But no more, say I! I hereby declare henceforth that lunch shall be tastier, healthier and satisfying-er. And it all starts with thinking, prepping and making ahead. Let’s commence our quest with these Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

 

Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So what we’ve got here are some yummy fresh veggies, ground chicken and a few seasonings and sauces like sriracha, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic. And now I’ve got a rumbly in my tumbly.

 

Mixing together fresh veggies, ground chicken and a few seasonings and sauces

This is a one-skillet sitch, which makes it even easier and worth taking a few minutes the day before to make ahead of time. Oh yeah, can you smell the goodness already? Lunch is going to be INSANE!

 

Now that you’ve cooked the chicken all the way through and the sauce has simmered and thickened, you’ve got two options: Put the filling in the fridge and save it for tomorrow, or commence the eating immediately. Or, do both! This recipe makes a solid stash of spicy chicken filling.

 

Spooning spicy chicken filling into lettuce

Spoon a bit of the filling into lettuce leaves, like so.

 

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps, ready to eat

Garnish your glorious lunch with a few green onions and sliced almonds and bada bing, bada boom, you’ve got the most un-sad lunch ya dun ever did see. This is one baby step closer to a lifetime of delicious lunches – take a gander below for a few more!

 

One Week of Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes


make ahead lunches

 



Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) can’t help falling in love with these lettuce wraps. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
324
Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
)
Cholesterol
98mg
32%
Sodium
896mg
37%
Potassium
988mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
24g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
13%
13%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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