Thai Style Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce

Thai Style Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce

Try this new take on traditional peanut sauce. This recipe makes a great summer dinner or a fun make-your-own-wrap appetizer.

Ingredients

Thai Chicken

  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar

  • 1-2 Tablespoons water

  • 1 lb ground chicken

  • 1 shallot – minced

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves – minced

  • 1” piece of ginger – grated

  • 1” piece of lemon grass – tough outer stem removed and minced inner stem

  • 1 red bell pepper – thinly sliced

  • 2 Tablespoons creamy or crunchy almond butter

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint leaves

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped basil leaves

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions (4-5 green onions depending on size)

  • 6-8 lettuce leaves – bibb, bostom or romaine

Almond Butter Sauce

  • ¾ cup creamy almond butter

  • 11/2 Tablespoon fish sauce

  • ½ Tablespoon soy sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice

  • ¼ rice vinegar

  • ¼ rice vinegar

  • 1 garlic clove – finely minced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste


Cooking Directions

  1. For the Chicken Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice brown sugar and water in a measuring cup – set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet, add ground chicken and shallot. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes stiring frequently and breaking up large chunks of chicken. Add garlic, ginger and lemon grass and cook 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper and fish sauce mixture in the measuring cup to the chicken. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in mint, basil, green onions and almond butter. Add a little water if the mixture seems too thick.

  3. In large measuring cup add all of the ingredients for the Almond butter sauce. Stir well to combine. If the sauce a too thick, thin with a little water. Serve chicken in lettuce leaves topped with almond butter sauce.

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