Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When I tell you this is one the best and easiest dinners I’ve ever made on a weeknight, you better fucking believe it. Damn Delicious honestly can do no wrong, so I knew this recipe wouldn’t disappoint and it DIDN’T. It took barely any time and is, hands down, one of the tastiest meals I’ve ever made with my bare hands.

HOT TIP: My boyfriend and I crushed every last morsel of this dish between the two of us (it serves 4, but like not if you’re starving or enjoy food). So, if you’re sharing this meal and want leftovers, DEFINITELY double it. Unless you actually have self control, then fuck off.

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Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Damn Delicious

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package shiitake mushrooms, diced

  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 head butter lettuce

FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, or more, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make the peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk in 2-3 tablespoons water until desired consistency is reached; set aside.

  2. Heat vegetable oil and sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground chicken, mushrooms, carrot and shallot. Cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.

  3. Stir in garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  4. Stir in hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce and fish sauce until heated through, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.

  5. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style, drizzled with peanut sauce.

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