Friday, June 12, 2009

{Lettuce Wraps}

I made the most delish chicken & cashew lettuce wraps the other night. Not gonna lie. They were super fresh, really easy to make, & there was plenty left over for Conor's lunch the next day.

{dinner on a leaf}
I got the recipe from Real Simple magazine {their recipes!}. Try them this week, they're great!

Chicken & Cashews in Lettuce Cups
from Real Simple Magazine
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1 small head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
Combine soy sauce & honey in small bowl, set aside.
Heat oil in skillet over med.-high heat. Season chicken w/pepper & cook until it begins to brown.
Lower heat to medium & stir in garlic & ginger.
Add scallions & cook for 1 minute. Stir in water chestnuts & 1/2 soy sauce mixture. Continue to cook until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cashews & serve in lettuce cups.



Aartee said...

I'll have to try this for the hubby...I'm a vegetarian so maybe I can have tofu!

Lacey said...

Yum! I love lettuce wraps and these look delish!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Yum! I really want to try this. Looks pretty easy too (often a requirement for the little time I have to cook!). As Aartee pointed out - this would be great with tofu too!

PinkSass said...

Oh my you seriously make the best meals.

l.v.b. said...

Ooo. Your din knocked my bag of cotton candy out of the park.

Megs said...

yum! these sound delicious! definitely going to make these next week!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oooh i have been wanting to make lettuce wraps, i am so glad you found a good recipe!!! i can't wait to try it!!=) i am oddly excited right now and extremely hungry!

Gabby said...

I think this is one of my fave meals. It's so easy and delish!

Kristin said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm. Looks so light and fresh!

jasmine said...

mmm. they look amazing! conor is one lucky guy!

Pink Maple said...

Sounds delicious!