I wish that I could say that I’m feeling better, but in fact, I’m feeling worse. I actually had to cancel all my work appointments today which totally sucks. I spent most of the day sleeping and drinking tea. Although I don’t have much of an appetite, I know The Hubs will be hungry when he gets home from work. He’s been pretty stressed out lately (what else is new?) so I wanted to make him a dinner that was easy enough for ol’ sickie me to prepare, but also fit in with his new “only vegetables and lean proteins diet”. After my usual googling routine, I found these lettuce wraps that seemed to fit the bill. They have a lot of ingredients, but for the most part, they are just “mix everything together then cook” Pretty simple, yet delicious and healthy!
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe from Cooking Light
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (such as Sriracha)
- 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Dash of sea salt
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Cooking spray
- 8 Boston lettuce leaves (about 1 head)
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves (about 10 ounces)
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts (about 2 ounces)
- 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
- Chopped peanuts (optional)
Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Reserve 2 tablespoons oil mixture. Place remaining oil mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from bag, and discard marinade.
Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing. Divide chicken evenly among lettuce leaves; top each lettuce leaf with 2 tablespoons mint, 1 tablespoon sprouts, and about 1 teaspoon reserved oil mixture. Serve with lime wedges. Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired.