Teriyaki lime chicken lettuce wraps

I hope everyone had a great Easter! Ours was a simple celebration, but we still had a lot of fun. We also had a lot of amazing food- Cotey made a nice ham with his homemade pineapple glaze (remind me to give you the recipe one of these days!), some mashed potatoes and gravy and he grilled up some bacon wrapped asparagus as well. So yummy! We of course did the traditional Easter egg hunt, which is something I haven’t done in years. Jayden had a blast and even found the golden money egg, that lucky kid.

Anyway, I’ve been dying to share a recipe with you guys for the past couple of days…Now Easter was fun but I’m sure you’re ready for something other than left over ham and deviled eggs! This recipe for teriyaki lime chicken lettuce wraps (yes it’s a mouthful lol) is very easy to make and is perfect if you’re watching carbs. You can make these for an appetizer but they are hearty enough to make as your main entree if you wanted to. This recipe makes enough for two people (with some leftovers) so you might want to double or triple the ingredients accordingly.

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Ingredients:

  1. 10 ounces of teriyaki chicken
  2. Eight oz. can of water chestnuts, diced
  3. Three stalks of green onion, thinly sliced
  4. Two cloves garlic, minced
  5. Juice from half a lime
  6. One head butter lettuce
  7. Two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  9. Two tablespoons chili garlic paste or Sriracha sauce
  10. Splash or two soy sauce
  11. Salt and pepper, to taste
  12. Chow mein noodles (optional)

Steps:

I used already cooked teriyaki chicken (leftovers from Cotey’s work) in this recipe but if you’re starting from scratch that’s ok. Simply dice your chicken and place in a pan with some olive oil. Cook thoroughly and then completely coat in your favorite teriyaki sauce (I swear by Yoshida’s brand). Set aside. In a separate pan, heat olive oil and garlic over medium high heat for a couple of minutes. You’ll want to add your cooked chicken in at this point.

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Now add your water chestnuts, hoisin sauce, chili paste, lime juice and a splash of soy sauce …Mix well and add salt or pepper to your liking. You can also add more chili paste if you want more heat. (I’m not a huge fan of spicy so this recipe is about a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, and 10 being FIRE hot).

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Next add green onions and mix.

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Now you’re ready to serve. Tear off individual pieces of lettuce and set aside. Place one scoop of the chicken mixture into each of the pieces of lettuce. I like a little extra crunch so I add chow mein noodles to my lettuce wraps, although it’s not necessary. And that’s pretty much all there is to it! I told you it was going to be easy!

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SO GOOD right?

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