Cooking is something I love to do but don’t always have time to do it at home. Everyone who lives a busy lifestyle knows the importance of a meal that you can make ahead of time and just heat up later to enjoy. One of my family’s favorite make-ahead meals is Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Lettuce wraps are fun to enjoy and make both a great appetizer and a good entree as well. My kids love Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps because they get to build their wraps, and it helps me out as well.

Asian chicken lettuce wraps are a fun, easy, and convenient dish you should try tonight.

When it comes to finding a good make-ahead meal, lettuce wraps are a good idea and Asian chicken lettuce wraps are even better.

Asain Chicken Lettuce Wraps Ingredients

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Ingredients

4 tablespoons sesame or olive oil

1 pound ground chicken

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced

1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and finely minced

½ red bell pepper, finely diced

4 ounces water chestnuts, drained

½ cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

4 scallions, trimmed and sliced

12 whole Bibb lettuce leaves

Sprigs of cilantro and fresh mint, for garnish

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Served

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Directions

  1. In a large Saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering over medium-high heat
  2. Cook the ground chicken, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until cooked through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil in the saute pan over medium heat and when hot, cook the garlic and ginger for about 1 minute, stirring to prevent burningMake Ahead Meals Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  5. Add the pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer or until the pepper softens
  6. Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the chestnuts to mix all the ingredients
  7. In a small cup, whisk the soy sauce and hoisin with ¼ cup of water and pour into the pan
  8. Add the scallions, and simmer for 1 minute, stirring to mixAsian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Dish
  9. Remove the chicken from the heat and spoon the mixture into the Bibb lettuce leaves, which should cup the chicken
  10. Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and mint, as desired

Build Your Own Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Make-ahead recipes are the best way to enjoy a meal without having to rush your way through cooking. Asian chicken lettuce wraps are a great way to get started with your make-ahead meal recipe box or cookbook.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Platter

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