Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

This week I made these and had to share! They are one of my favorite new creations. My boyfriend
LOVED them and ate them as more of a salad, but no matter how you assemble this Thai chicken treat it is delicious!

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves:4

Ingredients:

1 head iceberg lettuce leaves

Chicken Mixture
2 large boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
½ red bell pepper, cubed
¼ onion, chopped
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
½ teaspoon chili-garlic sauce

Slaw
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup bean sprouts
⅛ cup cilantro, diced
4 green onions, diced
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
dash of red pepper

Almond Sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon chili-garlic paste
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce (optional for extra spice)



1. Sauté the chicken, bell pepper, onion, coconut aminos, and chili-garlic sauce over medium heat for 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Drain any excess liquid.

2. In a large bowl, toss together the carrot, bean sprouts, cilantro,  green onions, rice vinegar, lime juice, and red pepper.

3. In a blender, blend together the rice vinegar, almond butter, garlic,  sesame seed oil, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, chili-garlic paste and ground ginger.

4. To serve, scoop the chicken mixture into a lettuce cup, top that with a spoonful of slaw, and drizzle with the almond sauce! YUM!!!
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3 comments:

  1. Can you tell what is in the chili garlic sauce, the garlic chili paste, I don't have anything like that in my grocery's spice aisle, plus I like to make my own spice mixes w/ organic ingredients.

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    1. Here is what I use! The ingredients look pretty clean

      http://www.amazon.com/Huey-Fong-Chili-Garlic-18/dp/B000LO25RG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372795103&sr=8-1&keywords=chili+garlic+sauce

      or here is a recipe for it (just substitute honey for the sugar)

      http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2007/10/homemade-chili-.html

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  2. Here is a recipe to make it yourself! more power to you :) http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2007/10/homemade-chili-.html

    Here is a link to the product I use: http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/garlic.htm

    These are the ingredients on the bottled version:

    Chili, Salt, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Potassium Sorbate And Sodium Bisulfate As Preservatives And Xanthan Gum.

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