i don’t like to brag. oh wait, yes i do. anyway, i *think* i have invented (or maybe stole) a fabulous recipe for lettuce wraps. pants says they taste like the ones from p.f. chang’s, and they are sooo delish and easy to make.
i recently made these on mother’s day when we had some friends over, and then again this past sunday afternoon when my folks rolled into town. pants just fired up the grill and barbecued some chicken for us, which i forced kindly asked my mom to chop up. we then mixed it with some diced veggies and my killer secret sauce. throw in some sticky rice and wrap up in a large lettuce leaf…yum!
lettuce wrap you in velvety goodness
3-4 large chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 1/2 jars hoisin sauce
(this is like an asian bbq sauce. it usually comes in a cute little jar.)
2 splashes teriyaki sauce
4 splashes soy sauce
2 cups sticky rice
(incidentally, do you have a rice maker? it will change your life! or at the very least, your rice.)
large lettuce leaves
(i actually prefer to use romaine hearts or leaves – they don’t really wrap, but they are crunchier and look like little boats.)
mix the sauces together, and add the onion and celery. stir in the chicken (sometimes i mix in some of the rice). feel free to add more hoisin sauce if it’s not ‘saucy’ enough. you can also adjust the amounts of teriyaki and soy – the sauce should taste both sweet and tangy. i usually make the mixture ahead of time, then just reheat it on the stove. to serve, put a scoop of rice and chicken mixture on top of a lettuce leaf and eat like a taco.