Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Daily Rant Goes Farther East Than Ever Before

Last night, I couldn't decide what I wanted to make for dinner, so I took a look in my pantry and made something up out of the ingredients I had on hand. This was the result:

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 2

2 Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 5 ounces each), diced
1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
1 small can of water chestnuts, diced
1 cup mushrooms, diced
3 Scallions, sliced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, diced
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Hot Mustard
2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds
Red Pepper Flakes
Lettuce Leaves

1. Prepare all of your ingredients before you start. Dice (or mince) everything and put it aside.

2. Cut your chicken in thin strips and set aside.

3. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a hot skillet. Add chicken and season it with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Sauté the chicken pieces until done, then scoop them out and set aside to cool. Once cooled, dice the chicken and put it aside.

5. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and then add all the other ingredients; scallions, garlic, peppers, water chestnuts, mushrooms, ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and mustard. Sauté for a few minutes, until the vegetables start to sizzle. Don’t cook too much because you don’t want them to be mushy.

6. Season the entire mixture with red pepper flakes and toss the vegetables again to mix it all in – the amount depends on how hot you like it.

7. Add the chicken back in and sauté a few minutes more, until the chicken is hot again.

8. Just before serving, sprinkle the almonds over the entire mixture and toss it in the pan a few times to mix them in.

9. Now, take a lettuce leaf, scoop in a spoonful of the mixture, wrap it up and enjoy!!

I didn't actually have mushrooms and water chestnuts on hand, but I included them in the recipe because I would have used them if they were in the pantry.

I love me some water chestnut crunch!!

Click HERE for a printable version of the recipe.

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hedon said...

Who knew you were such an awesome chef?

I may have to try this one when we get home -- it looks really good.

Evil Pixie said...

Nice. I'm going to give this recipe a go. I'll let you know how successful (or unsuccessful) I am.

Gil said...

Sounds toooo healthy!

Anocsanamun said...

looks DELISH!