Thursday 23 January, 2020

Loop Sunday Lunch: Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Looking to eat healthy for lunch today? Try these Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps, courtesy She Wears Many Hats:

Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Serves: Makes 6-8 lettuce wraps.


For stir fry sauce:

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground red pepper

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon sesame oil

For Cashew Chicken:

2 chicken breasts (about ¾ lb. total), diced

8 leaves of lettuce

3 tablespoons canola oil (or oil of choice)

1 cup onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon soy sauce

¼ cup cashews, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste


For stir fry sauce:

Mix all stir fry sauce ingredients making sure to dissolve brown sugar. Set aside.

For Cashew Chicken:

Heat canola oil in pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add diced chicken and brown (about 4-5 minutes). Remove chicken from oil. Add onions, garlic and 1 teaspoon soy sauce to pan; brown. When onions and garlic are brown and tender, add stir fry sauce, browned chicken, and cashews. Saute mixture for a few minutes and remove from heat.

Spoon chicken mixture into individual lettuce leaves. Add your favourite hot sauce, more cashews or basil.


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