Fun to make — and to eat — these Chicken Lettuce Wraps are sure to win over your hungry crowd. With whole grain brown rice, tender chicken, and loads of veggies, you’ll be happy to make this recipe on repeat!
To ensure that you buy good quality poultry, it is important to choose chicken breasts that are firm, plump, and uniformly shaped. Avoid chicken that is slimy, has a strong and unpleasant smell, or shows signs of discoloration or bruising. Cooking Tip: check for any remaining pink color to ensure that the meat is no longer raw.
Once cubed, marinate your chicken breasts before adding them to the pan for extra flavor. To keep it simple, combine soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds and mix in a bowl with the chicken. Leave for thirty minutes to an hour while you prep everything else. Spice it up by adding chili oil, or use any of your favorite asian sauces in your fridge.
This recipe calls for canned and crushed pineapple, but to add a burst of tropical flavors, try using fresh instead! Here are some tips on how to process a pineapple:
First, use a sharp knife to slice off the top and bottom , then cut off the skin, following the curve of the fruit.
Then, cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and slice each half into quarters. Remove the hard core from each quarter by cutting it out in a V shape
Next, slice into chunks, blend in a food processor, and strain for the consistency of crushed pineapple. No food processor? No problem! Just chop the fruit repeatedly until you get the desired consistency.
If you find yourself with extra fruit, don’t let it go to waste! Try these easy and delicious Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps. Otherwise, you can save it for later by freezing pre portioned chunks. That way, you can toss a piece into the blender for your morning smoothies.
Have too much leftover lettuce?Check out more simple Lettuce Wrap Recipes for inspiration!
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