Chicken Lettuce Wraps #Giveaway

For a simple, nutritious and easy weeknight meal cook up some Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps If you happen to remember, way back in the very beginning of October a group of bloggers and I got together to throw a virtual potluck for Christy Jordan of Southern Plate while she recovered from a horseback riding accident in July.  The potluck was a wonderful success and Christy was incredibly touched and surprised by it all.   Just a few days later, I was contacted by Christy’s publisher, turns out she had a new cookbook ready to be published later in October. 

After spending time learning about Christy through the potluck I was thrilled to have the opportunity review and cook through her new book, Come Home to Supper.  

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Come Home to Supper is a book full of comfort recipes, there are over 200 casserole, skillet, sides and dessert recipes featured in the book.  If you are a fan of southern home cooking, then this book is for you.  The recipes are clear and easy to follow, a great gift for a beginner cook in the kitchen.  

I felt like Christy did a great job of decadent recipes and more healthier fare such as these Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  They grabbed my attention and I kept turning back to it.  During this time of year where cookies, cakes and candy are in excess I try to balance it with healthy lunches and dinners.  This meal cooked up quickly and was filling and delicious! 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps I did make a few personal changes to the recipe, which I noted below – mostly switching the chicken breast to thighs (that’s a personal preference), reducing the amount of sugar and adding carrots for a touch of crunch and color.   

If you enjoyed this recipe and want more, I’ve got a copy of Christy’s book to giveaway after the recipe. 

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps #Giveaway
 
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Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½ package (3oz) rice sticks (or rice noodles)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and leaves separated
Instructions
  1. Heat 3 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until it is cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl and stir to combined.
  3. Add the sauce to the skillet, along with the chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts and scallions.
  4. Coat well and stir over medium heat until the mixture is heated through about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour the remaining oil in a small saucepan and place over medium heat until hot.
  6. Break off a handful of rice sticks and drop them in the oil. Cook until they puff up, about 4-5 seconds and immediately remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel lined sheet. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  7. Set out the lettuce leaves in a single layer. Divide the chicken amongst the lettuce and top with some of the cooked rice sticks.
  8. Serve immediately.
Notes
As I noted, I made a few adaptions when i cooked this recipe. I swapped the chicken breast for boneless chicken thighs and only used ½ tablespoon of brown sugar. Instead of button mushrooms, I used cremini and replaced the rice noodles with carrot sticks.

 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Here’s How to Enter the giveaway:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with what is your favorite simple Southern meal to make at home? 
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1 (one) lucky will win a copy of Come Home To Supper by Christy Jordan, who will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open from Friday, December 6th through Thursday, December 12th 11:59pm EST to US residents only. 1 winner will be contacted by me via email and will have 48 hours to respond, at which time a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!

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13 Comments

  1. Chicken, potatoes and dumplings.

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  2. fried chicken

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  3. I was looking at this delicious recipe when my 7 year old came in and started glancing over my shoulder. He asked if there were nuts in the recipe and when he was told that there are not any nuts in it, he said, “Ok, then we should make this. It looks great!”
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  4. Definitely fried chicken – bring it on!

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  5. Who doesn’t love comfort food especially in cold winter days? Thanks for this giveaway Susan! My simple home cooked Southern meal pick would be casseroles. Those lettuce wraps look so fresh and delicious by the way.
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  6. Oh, my goodness. Does good old southern cornbread (no sugar, please) and some green beans–or maybe some spoonbread count? Because i do love all of the above. Or, maybe some red beans and rice….now I’m hungry.

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  7. My favorite simple Southern meal to make is chicken spaghetti!! Yum!

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  8. Shrimp and Grits

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  9. fried chicken and some veggies.

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  10. A pot of pinto beans, skillet of fried potatoes and a nice browned pan of cornbread!

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  11. Duh, Mac n’ cheese. It’s not as complicated as people think it is particularly the baked version which is the BEST version.

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