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Terah's Delicious Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This was my favorite menu item at Chili's until they discontinued it. The peanut dipping sauce tastes just like I remember it. Lettuce wraps are a healthy option for lunch or dinner. Vadim's co-worker, Terah Clemons, shared this recipe with him about a month ago and its already a family favorite. We've made it several times; lunch for two, and even dinner for 8. Everyone loved it. It's simple to prepare, especially if you have a mandolin to do the veggie slicing. The only thing that needs cooking is the chicken. Thank you Terah!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$13
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki marinade Yoshibas or Lawry's teriyaki w/ pineapple are good options
  • 1 head of Bib/Boston/Butter lettuce it has many names
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 small jicama
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Newman's Own low-fat ginger sesame dressing
  • 2 heaping Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken breasts for 20 min in about 1/2 cup of the marinade. Than grill the chicken or saute in oil until cooked through. Set a side.
  2. While chicken is still grilling, cut the carrots, jicama and radishes
  3. julienne-style (matchstick strips). Note: If I'm in a hurry, I grate the carrots and pulse the radishes in a food processor.
  4. Cut off the bottom of the lettuce and separate the leaves; rinse and dry the lettuce (I use a
  5. salad spinner).
  6. To make a dipping sauce, pour 1 cup of Newman's Own dressing into a container with lid and add 2 heaping Tbsp of peanut butter. Cover and shake well until the consistency is smooth.
  7. When the chicken rested for at least 5 minutes, slice it into strips. Than load everything onto a large platter and make it self-serve. To serve, place some chicken and vegetables on a lettuce leaf and add desired amount of peanut sauce.

Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Jicama is a root vegetable that is a cross between an apple and a water chestnut. To me, it tastes like the skins of fresh garden peas.
The bib lettuce and jicama are now available at Winco and at FredMeyer.