Ground Chicken and Butternut Squash Lettuce Wraps
Meet my new obsession.
Although I have yet to learn how to actually make them into a decent wrap.
But hey, having no talent whatsoever to make cute little wraps doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I don’t even mind that they look nothing even remotely close to a wrap.
Just scooping the mixture onto a lettuce leaf, closing it up as best as I can so that the delicious little bundle of wholesome goodness makes it all the way to my mouth without everything spilling all over the place is satisfactory enough for me.
Plus, it tastes just the same, really!
The first version I tried was a warm Ground Chicken and Butternut Squash.
OH YUMMY!!! What a winning combination that was. I chose to season this version with red miso paste and a hint of sambal oelek to give it a tiny bit of a kick.
Loved it. Absolutely loved it.
But seeing as how I already had a second version in mind, I made twice as much chicken so that I would have some leftover for the next day… you might want to do the same, for of course, I’ll be sharing that recipe as well… but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow!
I think I should’ve made 4 times the chicken, though. I had no idea that I was gonna like the lettuce wraps THAT much.
I just can’t get over how fresh and crisp they are… and how easy they are to prepare too!
What I really don’t understand is how come I had never tried them before…
No doubt, I’ll be making tons of flavor combinations and I get the feeling that they will be a big favorite of mine during my Lent Challenge.
I only need come up with a few versions that are Whole30 compliant! That shouldn’t be too hard to do.
Ooooh, I’m so excited!
Tell me, have you ever had lettuce wraps? Do they make your tummy dance too?
If you haven’t, you HAVE to try them and let me know what you think.
Chicken, Bulgur and Apple Cold Lettuce Wrap
- 175 g leftover cooked ground chicken breast
- ¼ cup dry bulgur soaked in ½ cup water overnight
- ½ red apple, finely diced
- ½ green onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp all natural halzelnut butter
- 10 g hazelnuts toasted and crushed
- 15 g raisins
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Pinch chai spice
- Boston or Iceberg lettuce leaves
- In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the lettuce. Mix until well combined.
- Transfer to serving bowl and serve with fresh lettuce leaves.
- Spoon a little bit of chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, roll into a wrap and eat.
- Repeat for as long as you have some of that chicken mixture left.
- You're also allowed eating some by the spoonful. I swear, the lettuce wrap police ain't gonna visit you!
It all starts with a bowl of delicious stuffing
And a few leaves of fresh, crisp lettuce
I managed to make a somewhat decent wrap with iceberg lettuce…
But the poor thing was shamefully ugly!
Still, I think it qualifies as a wrap!
The Boston lettuce, however… didn’t look like a wrap at all! I think I need practice with this one.
But I find it tastes so much better, so I don’t mind the “not-so-much-looking-like-a-wrap” thing.
Just don’t tell the poor fellow that he looks so feeble