OMG do I have the best recipe ever for you guys! This is the recipe that my mom leaves post-its on the counter requesting me to make it!!
I used to work at Pei Wei Asian Diner when I was in High School and one of my favorite meals there was the Chicken Lettuce wraps. I’ve always wanted to replicate this yummy meal, in a healthier way, and I think I got it pretty close!
These lettuce wraps are FILLED with veggies. If you wanted to you could completely omit the ground chicken and they would still taste amazing!
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 16 oz Ground Chicken
- 8 oz Mushrooms, diced small
- ½ cup Sweet Peppers, chopped
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup jalapeño, chopped
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- ¼ cup Tamari Soy Sauce*
- 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
- 3 tbsp. Balsamic Glaze**
- 1 tbsp. Sirracha
- ½ cup scallion, chopped
- 2 cups bok choy
- Lettuce cups***
- Heat large pan with 1 tbsp olive oil to medium heat.
- Place in ground chicken, chopped peppers, chopped jalapeño, diced mushrooms, garlic and shredded carrots. Stir occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes.
- Once everything is cooked add in the Tamari, Rice Vinegar, Balsamic Glaze and Sirracha. Mix everything together and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the Scallion and bok choy. Cook for another 2 minutes until bok choy is slightly soft.
- Serve in lettuce cups with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and sirracha.
** I buy my Balsamic at an olive oil store, The Olive Branch. For this recipe I used their garlic cilantro balsamic vinegar. You can buy balsamic glaze at Target. Or you can boil balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat until it becomes thick. Any variation will work great. I used balsamic to add a touch of sweetness without using sugar :)
*** For the lettuce cups I bought baby lettuce heads from Target. You can use regular sized romaine if you can't find the mini version.
My mom would probably give this recipe a 10/10 She loves it so much! I’m so excited to share it with you guys and I hope you enjoy it!
Did you ever work at a restaurant and want to replicate one of their recipes?
If you didn’t work at a restaurant did you ever eat somewhere where you wanted to head home and recreate a recipe?