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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

Thai chicken lettuce wraps is one of my all time favorite dishes that I have been eating since my college days!  I don’t know how traditionally Thai it actually is and maybe it isn’t but it sure is tasty!  I first tried this dish at a restaurant I worked at in college (a large chain restaurant that may serve lots of cheesecake) 🙂  At this point in my life I honestly had no idea how to cook so after every shift, I would order this dish to take home and it would feed me for at least 2 days.  After college I decided to make this myself and it really couldn’t be easier.  It is mainly thinly sliced veggies, chicken, ramen and some really yummy sauces.  There are a few details in putting this together that I think take this to a whole new level so don’t try to economize in these areas or or will not be as amazing!  Like most Asian dishes, most of the work is what I call front loaded meaning the bulk of your time is spent prepping with very little cooking vs what most of us are use to which is the opposite.  I mention this because you may feel like there is so much work but really the main part of the work is  just at the beginning!  This is a great dish to make vegetarian by leaving out the chicken and adding in some more veggies.  It also makes a great dish for your lunches during the week just making sure you keep all of the ingredients in separate containers (veggies in one, the lettuce for making the wraps in another, and so on).

Give this dish a try and you will see how eating healthy can be really delicious!!

 

Here is a closeup of the ingredients for the wraps.  I don't have a pic of the lettuce to wrap it in but it is the same lettuce that you see the ingredients sitting on in the picture! Here is a closeup of the ingredients for the wraps.  I don’t have a pic of the lettuce to wrap it in but it is the same lettuce that you see the ingredients sitting on in the picture!

 



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