Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Recipe: Megan's Lettuce Wraps

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
So my good friend Meg was always "domestically challenged" meaning the only thing she could cook for herself was a microwave dinner and even then she ran the risk of burning it because she didn't follow directions (sorry Meg!). However, slowly but surely I have been encouraging her to cook more and experiment with different recipes. I even convinced her to invest in a crock pot so she can make nice dinners on Sundays. Recently Meg went out of her comfort zone and made lettuce wraps using a recipe she found online and was so proud of herself when they came out perfectly (she was sending me all these photos of her "masterpiece"). So I thought I would feature Meg's lettuce wrap recipe on the blog today, hopefully to encourage her to continue with cooking!

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (found in the asian section of the market)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha (or more if you like your food a little spicier)
  • 1 8oz can of water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head of lettuce *has to be a full head, not a bag*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • **You can substitute or add any vegetable, next time Meg wants to add green peppers**

  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks and drain excess water.
  • Add garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sriracha  until onions have been translucent. 
  • Stir in chestnuts and green until until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf like a taco. (Be sure lettuce is washed beforehand).

**Congrats Meg on becoming a future housewife in training!**


  1. YUM! I've got a great idea... I'll share my closet if you come cook for me, haha!

  2. I love lettuce wraps! Thanks for posting this recipe. I always wondered how to make them!

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots


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