Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spicy Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps

So....these are delicious.  And they are fairly healthy for you!  The sodium levels are up there but fat and carbs are not.  My sister and I nearly polished off the entire things to ourselves today.  That's not exactly uncommon for us but we both enjoyed the flavor of the chicken and cashews a lot!



3 Chicken Breasts
8 pieces of large leaf lettuce
2 Tbs. Vegetable Oil
1-2 green onions
1 Cloves garlic
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 Cup chopped Cashews

2 Tbs. Soy Sauce (I used lite and it was plenty salty)
1 Tbs. Rice Vinegar
1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tsp. Sesame Oil


Start off with cutting up the chicken into small pieces.  The smaller, the better.

Slice the green onion and dice the garlic.

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients listed for the sauce.  Whisk, making sure the brown sugar has dissolved. 

Add the 2 Tbs. Vegetable oil to a frying pan and heat.  Add the chicken and cook until browned. 

Once cooked through, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep on a plate near by. 

Back in the fry pan, add the 1 Tbs. of soy sauce and the garlic and green onion.  Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent the garlic from burning.

Add the chicken back to the pan along with the sauce you previously made.  Stir to coat all the chicken and cook for about 2-3 minutes.  Serve on lettuce.
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  1. These look delish - but you know what I'm coming here about!...I tried the confectioner's and you're TOTALLY right, it melted like a charm. I have no idea how you get the truffles back out of the coating without scraping it off when you lift it with the fork, but HEY at least the chocolate melted this time. Baby steps....baby steps! Thanks for the tips girl, totally appreciate it! (PS-even if mine don't look so pretty, they totally taste heavenly!)

  2. Could you use ground chicken in exchange for the chicken breast?

  3. I would think ground chicken would work wonderfully as well!