Spicy Thai Chicken Bibb Lettuce Wraps

I love lettuce wraps! They’re so easy to make, and you can’t really go wrong with whatever you throw in there as long as you have a good amount of spices so it’s not just bland meaty lettuce pockets. I got a large Bibb lettuce and bag of basil in my CSA bag this week, so I thought it was a perfect meal to make. The whole thing took about 20 minutes and was a perfect healthy weeknight meal.

Ingredients:
1 pound ground chicken
1 bell pepper, chopped small
8oz sliced water chestnuts
1/2 small onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
8 large romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons lemongrass powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 lime, juiced
Olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sauce:
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)
1 scallion, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced

Add some olive oil to a large pan and cook the ground chicken. Add the garlic, onion, bell pepper, and water chestnuts, cooking until the onions are translucent. Add the lemongrass, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well into the meat. Next add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Lastly, toss in the basil and cook for another minute or so, then turn off the heat and squeeze in the lime.

For the dressing, simply mix together the rice vinegar, scallion, sriracha, and lime juice. Place some ground chicken mixture into the lettuce, topped with a drizzle of the dressing and enjoy!

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