Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.
Grown on the vine in the field, BellaFina peppers are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They are low calorie, fat free, sodium free and high in Vitamin C.
Yield: Serves 4
1 lb ground chicken
1 TBS peanut oil
½ onion, minced
1 cup Bellafina peppers, diced
1 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and minced
For the Sauce:
3 TBS soy sauce
3 TBS hoisin sauce
1 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS rice vinegar
1 TBS peanut butter
1 TBS honey
2 tsp sweet chili sauce (Trader Joe’s)!
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp powdered ginger
¼ cup peanuts, crushed.
Lettuce or your favorite Asian salad
Whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined. If you use a firmer peanut butter you may need to microwave the mixture for 30-60 seconds in order to melt it and ensure everything is well-mixed.
Heat 2 TBS peanut oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add ground chicken.
Cook until some pieces are starting to brown. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is becoming translucent.
Add the peppers and water chestnuts and cook about 5 minutes or until peppers are becoming soft.
Add sauce and simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are evenly coated and everything is heated through.
Serve in lettuce leaves, on top of your favorite Asian salad, or over noodles or rice!
Slightly adapted from a recipe from joyfoodsunshine.com