Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chinese Wrap and Roll

I enjoy the lettuce wraps at Pei Wei (a sister restaurant to PF Chang) but have discovered a way of making something similar at home.  They're not an exact match, but they're still darn good, and healthy, too!  My whole family loves them.

Light, healthy and delicious!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
 (click here to print recipe)

1 T. vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs. ground chicken breast (you can substitute turkey, if you desire)
1/2 small red bell pepper, minced
3-4 green onions, chopped finely (make sure to use the green tops for color)
2 garlic cloves, minced
Stirfry Sauce
3 T. lite soy sauce (I like Kikkoman brand)
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. grated, fresh ginger root
2 T. brown sugar

Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium high heat.  Add the ground chicken and stir to break up the lumps and until the chicken loses its pink color, about 10 minutes.

Add the bell pepper, onions, and garlic cloves and stir until they are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce ingredients. Cook for an additional five minutes or so, or until the mixture is hot and fragrant.

Serve with butter lettuce leaves and bottled hoisin sauce (if desired).

I put the components of this meal on the table and let everyone wrap and roll their own!  As my daughter said, these are messy but fun to eat!

I linked this to:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

I love these at the restaurant and these look just as good.

Chantal said...

They look so good! I will be sure to try them out. It was so good meeting you on Friday Vicki.

Sandy said...

I am really going to try your recipe.. I have always loved anything wrapped in lettuce.. today I had hummus with artichoke and spinach stuffed in lettuce.. yumm!
Thanks for sharing. I'm following from Met Monday..