Some days, we just can't face another sandwich.
Lettuce wraps give you the feel of a sandwich, just without the bread. In fact, we like the crispy crunch lettuce brings to the plate.
These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are filling, and the peanut sauce hits just the right Asian-inspired note.
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Makes 4 servings.
½ cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
½ lime, juice only
2-3 garlic cloves, pressed or grated
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1 teaspoon fish sauce
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
4 tablespoons warm water, plus additional, if necessary
2 heads Boston or butter lettuce
1 pound cooked chicken
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 green onions, sliced
3 carrots, shredded and grated
½ cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh mint
¼ cup crushed peanuts
Sliced limes, for garnish
1. Peanut Sauce: In small saucepan over low heat, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, milk and water. Add more water for thinner sauce, if desired.
2. Lettuce Wraps: Fill lettuce leaves with chicken and Peanut Sauce; top with bell pepper, onion, carrots, cucumber, basil and mint. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top and garnish with lime slices.