Chicken lettuce wraps

Unfortunately I just wrote this whole post in a coffee shop in cold spring and then it was mysteriously erased. I am writing again from my phone so “bear” with me! Get it, Clare bear, hah ha.

i digress. I am usually religious about posting but I have been juggling a few things and my food blog is suffering. I made this twice recently, with and without ginger, and I missed the ginger!

I have always thought lettuce wraps seemed like something I would like but I had not ever tried them before because I did not want to be another fit lady waxing poetic on the subject of lean protein. I was secretly judging myself and as I have now jumped on the chicken lettuce wrap bandwagon, I feel liberated. Not from everything, but certainly of my burden of judging myself for thinking lettuces leave are nature’s perfect taco shell. I feel envigorated to talk about the wonders of egg white breakfast sandwiches and my own personal favorite- turkey bacon and Brussels sprouts sauté. Truthfully when eating an omelette I don’t omit the center of the egg, but as a light breakfast sandwich with veggies, I find egg whites delicious- no yolking!

It was hard to find a recipe which was not for an impossible to replicate chain restaurant version, but I managed. As a lover of the occasional plate of pancakes from Denny’s I am not completely opposed to chain restaurant recipes, but many of the recipes I had to weed through had so much sugar I would not be able to eat them.

Ingredients  lb ground chicken  2-3 medium carrots  medium onion, cleaned and diced  3 garlic cloves diced (5-6 if they are sm cloves)  ginger root  3 tbls of vegetable or olive oil  head of lettuce  0.25 cup of soy sauce  0.25 cup of miso  0.5 cup of water  green onions (for garnish)  powdered garlic (tsp)

Ingredients

lb ground chicken

2-3 medium carrots

medium onion, cleaned and diced

3 garlic cloves diced (5-6 if they are sm cloves)

ginger root

3 tbls of vegetable or olive oil

head of lettuce

0.25 cup of soy sauce

0.25 cup of miso

0.5 cup of water

green onions (for garnish)

powdered garlic (tsp)

Plan of attack  Add the oil to your medium skillet and when hot add the carrots, onion and garlic. Cook until aromatic (5-6 minutes)  Add the chicken, and use your spoon to break the big pieces.  After adding the chicken, mix the soy sauce, powdered garlic, miso terayaki and water.  Pour the mixture over the cooking chicken and the grate the ginger in (according to taste)  When it is cooked through, serve hot on lettuce leaves (taco style) and possibly garnished with green onion.

Plan of attack

Add the oil to your medium skillet and when hot add the carrots, onion and garlic. Cook until aromatic (5-6 minutes)

Add the chicken, and use your spoon to break the big pieces.

After adding the chicken, mix the soy sauce, powdered garlic, miso terayaki and water.

Pour the mixture over the cooking chicken and the grate the ginger in (according to taste)

When it is cooked through, serve hot on lettuce leaves (taco style) and possibly garnished with green onion.