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Friday, May 1, 2009

Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps

I saw a recipe for chicken satay skewers in my April issue of Everyday Food magazine, but after seeing them again at Pennies on a Platter, I knew I had to make them this weekend! I love the addition of cilantro and the increase in marinade in the adaptation. I also used natural peanut butter for the sauce and it was great. I decided to make lettuce wraps with the chicken, sauce, some romaine leaves, carrot and cucumber. Absolutely delicious!

Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps

Source: Slightly adapted from Everyday Food Magazine, Bloomacious /Pennies on a Platter

boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced lengthwise to total about 1 pound
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, grated
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

For the sauce:
1/4 cup (natural) peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

For the wraps:
Leaves of romaine lettuce
carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
cucumber, cut into matchsticks

1. In a bowl, toss chicken with sesame oil, soy sauce, cilantro, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Thread each chicken strip lengthwise onto a skewer.
2. Make dipping sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, and 2 to 3 tablespoons water.
3. Heat grill pan over high. Working in batches, brush pan with oil, and cook chicken until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
4. Spread sauce in leaf of lettuce, add carrots and cucumber, then chicken. Enjoy!


Joelen said...

These look great and such a perfect meal on its own!

Anonymous said...

OH YUMMI I want one now! :)

Mary Ellen said...

So you did go with the romaine and making lettuce wraps!! I ended up just grilling my romaine and eating it on the side. Looks great!

Kerstin said...

They look so flavorful AND healthy - yum!

Scate said...

You've been memed with an award on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh!! Great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

OH!!! Great idea!!!