Thai chicken lettuce wraps with honey-peanut sauce

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Who doesn't love biting into a crisp lettuce wrap full of spicy Thai chicken? You don't have to go out to get this restaurant favorite at home.

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Who doesn't love biting into a crisp lettuce wrap full of spicy Thai chicken? You don't have to go out to get this restaurant favorite at home.

chicken lettuce wraps

Whip up this easy appetizer if you've got leftover chicken in the fridge. Spicy, fresh flavors give last night's dinner a whole new life.

Thai chicken lettuce wraps with honey-peanut drizzle recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the lettuce wraps:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped, divided use
  • 1/3 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 (5 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8-12 lettuce leaves

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Whisk all sauce ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Saute onion, garlic, half the green onions and carrots until soft, 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. To the pan, add chicken, water chestnuts, remaining green onions, half the peanuts, half the cilantro, Sriracha and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well. Allow the mixture to cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Serve the mixture with lettuce leaves and garnish with cabbage, remaining peanuts and cilantro, and honey-peanut sauce.

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