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Nina Davuluri’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Nina Davuluri’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Ingredients:
  • • 4 Carrots, finely diced
  • • 2 Stalks Celery, finely diced
  • • 1 Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • • 1 Can Water Chestnuts, finely diced
  • • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • • 2 Tbls Ginger, finely minced
  • • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • • 1 lb Chicken, ground
  • • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • • ⅓ C Chinese Plum Sauce
  • • 2 Tbls Soy Sauce
  • • 2 Tbls Rice Vinegar
  • • 1 Tsp Sriracha Chili Paste
  • • 1/4 Cup Nuts, chopped
  • • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, minced
  • • 1 Head Boston Leaf Lettuce

Directions:

  1. Coat large skillet with oil spray and heat over med-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, celery, bell pepper, water chestnuts, scallions, ginger and garlic. Sauté until vegetables soften, about 5min. Add 1 Tbls water as necessary to prevent scorching.
  3. Add ground chicken to the skillet and cook through until no longer pink. Season with black pepper.
  4. Add plum sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and chili paste. Reduce heat to low and heat through.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and add nuts and cilantro.
  6. Allow mixture to cool slightly, about 5min.
  7. Clean lettuce and break stems off the ends of each leaf.
  8. Fill lettuce cups with chicken mixture. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.

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