I always give credit when credit is due, and in this case I’ll take zero credit for this recipe. Actually I lied, I did assist in the kitchen with my fine knife skills and chopped all the veggies! The actual creator of this recipe is my amazing boyfriend, Manny. Ahhh, there is nothing better than a man who knows his way around the kitchen, and when I say that I don’t mean locating the refrigerator and cracking open a cold brew.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s quick! I promise you will be in and out of your kitchen done prepping, cooking and eating within one hour! I also had so much fun building my own wrap and choosing my toppings. We decided to layer our lettuce wraps with gooey shredded cheese that melts so perfectly a top the hot chicken mixture along with a little guacamole and a bit of sour cream. If you’re looking to keep the recipe a little cleaner skip the cheese and use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
- 1 lb Chicken Breast - Cubed
- 1 Head of Bib Butter Lettuce - used as the wrap
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Can of Sliced Water Chestnuts - drained
- 1 Green Pepper Chopped
- 1 Red Pepper Chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 1/2 Sweet Onion Chopped
- Szechuan Sauce - Look for LOW SODIUM option (I found mine in the Greenwise section at Publix)
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- In a large saute pan bring olive oil to a medium heat. Once the oil is hot cook the cubed chicken with 2 tablespoons of the Szechuan sauce until chicken is browned and cooked through. Place chicken in a separate bowl and set aside.
- In the same pan over medium heat add the remaining Szechuan sauce along with the green/red pepper, garlic, onion, and water chestnuts. Stir frequently and cook through until the veggies are at your desired texture.
- Add the cooked chicken into the pan with the vegetables and simmer on low heat for a few minutes to let all the flavors marry together.
- Before building your lettuce wraps let the chicken mixture cool for a few minutes or else your wraps will be soggy and difficult to eat.
- Drizzle each of your wraps with toppings of your choice.
- Feel free to sub out the Szechuan sauce for any other Asian infused sauce of your choice. You may also use iceberg or romaine wedges as your wraps instead of the butter lettuce.
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