Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures
Kara and I have been talking about making a Thai Chicken Wrap since day 1 of LLP. Sometimes ideas need to cook in our heads for weeks, months, years until we’re ready to take a stab at them. Finally we were ready!

Years ago, Kara and I would go with my Mom to Long Grove (like.all.the.time) to shop and eat. My priorities in life clearly have not changed. We either ate at the Peppermint Stick or Joanne’s Cupboard. And of course we stopped in the General Store for appetizers. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures As I’ve complained previously, Long Grove isn’t what it used to be and both of those restaurants are history. Dunzo. Joanne’s had literally the best Thai Chicken Wrap in the whole world. So good that when it closed unexpectedly we were devastated and tried tracking down Joanne in case her restaurant moved. No dice.

We’ve been deprived of the Thai Chicken Wrap for probably 7+ years. Of course we wanted to recreate it at home, but always feared it wouldn’t be as good as we remembered. Joanne’s Thai Chicken Wraps were served in tortillas but otherwise the filling was how we remembered. The peanut sauce soaked into the rice and chicken mixed with the crunchy cucumbers. Yum!

As soon as we were finished picturing these little guys I promptly scarfed down 4 lettuce wraps. Maybe not quite as good as Joanne’s, but pretty darn close!

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Here’s what you’ll need

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Start by dicing the cucumber and green onions. Put these aside

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

In a large skillet, add the cooked white rice and carrots

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Add in the peanut sauce

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Mix together and heat through

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Now stir in the cooked chicken. Add in more peanut sauce to taste

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe pictures

Serve in lettuce wraps topped with fresh cucumbers and green onions and a sprinkling of peanuts

Comments

  1. says

    so i just had a discussion with my friend the other day about how she was having shrimp lettuce wraps, and I said that I never realized they came in a non-chicken variety, then SHE said she’d NEVER HAD CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS (aside from once as a child at a PF changs) and then i almost died.

    Now i can force feed her some .. thank you for that :)

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