Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps signal the arrival of warm weather. What better way to enjoy summer flavours without the fuss than using a slow cooker. The benefit? It doesn’t heat up your kitchen. Browning the chicken seals in flavour, and combined with lentils packs a hefty punch of protein. This easy peasy recipe is perfect for a family or entertaining a crowd. Set up a topping bar, and off you go.

  • Ingredients

    Thai Peanut Chicken

    1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

    6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1” (2.5 cm) chunks (6)

    1 cup red split lentils (250 mL)

    1 medium/large onion, diced (1)

    2 Tbsp minced garlic (30 mL)

    2 sweet peppers, sliced (6)

    1 - 227 g package of mushrooms, sliced (1)

    1 cup chicken broth (250 mL)

    ½ cup all-natural peanut butter (125 mL)

    ¼ cup soy sauce (60 mL)

    2 Tbsp honey (30 mL)

    2 Tbsp lime juice (30 mL)

    8-10 washed Romaine lettuce leaves or collard greens (8-10)

    Toppings

    1 red pepper, sliced (1)

    1 mango, diced (1)

    1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (250 mL)

    1 bunch green onions, sliced (1)

    2 Tbsp crushed peanuts (30 mL)

    1 tsp sesame seeds (5 mL)

    Hot sauce

    Lime wedges

  • Directions
    1. In a non-stick skillet, heat canola oil.
    2. Brown chicken pieces about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker and add lentils.
    3. Add onion, garlic, sweet peppers and mushrooms into skillet. Cook for 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
    4. Whisk together broth, peanut butter, soy sauce and honey. Pour over slow cooker mixture.
    5. Cook on low for six hours (or 3-4 hours on high).
    6. Add lime juice and mix thoroughly.
    7. Wrap chicken mixture in lettuce or collard green leaves. Add toppings and serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 lettuce wrap (with toppings)
Servings
8
Calories
386
Total Fat
18.8 g
Saturated Fat
3.4 g
Cholesterol
118 mg
Sodium
476 mg
Carbohydrates
27.2 g
Fiber
5 g
Sugars
12.2 g
Protein
31.3 g
Potassium
841 mg