If you’re tired of the same old dinner – and takeout is getting expensive and boring – here’s a solution. So Easy, so fast and so delicious! Plus dinner always more fun when you make it at the table. I actually make a more complex peanut sauce, you can find the recipe on this website – but this yummy peanut sauce uses only three ingredients, so its perfect for a weeknight meal!
Thai Style Lettuce Wraps with Three Ingredient Peanut Sauce
- ½ Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- ¼ Cup Sweet Chili Sauce (Mae Ploy or Spring Roll Sauce)
- Juice of 1 or 2 Limes
- 2 Chicken Breasts or 4 Chicken Thighs
- 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
- 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 TB Avocado or Grapeseed Oil
- 2 Heads of Butter or Bibb Lettuce
- 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
- 1 Chopped Avocado
- ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro
- ¼ Cup Chopped Peanuts
Preheat the oven to 400F. To make the Peanut Sauce, whisk together the Peanut Butter and the Sweet Chili Sauce. (You can find the Chili Sauce in the International Section of the Grocery Store.) Set aside.
Put the chicken breasts or thighs in a zip lock bag and add the coriander, cumin, sea salt and oil. Massage the chicken until it is well coated. Add the chicken to a parchment lined sheet tray and slide into the oven. Set your timer for 15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, turn the chicken over. If you are using chicken thighs, they should require 5 more minutes, if you are using breasts it may take up to 15 minutes more. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165F when done. Remove from the oven, set aside for a few minutes before slicing.
While the chicken is cooking, spread the lettuce leaves out on a large round platter, and place the carrots in the middle. When the chicken is cooked, mound the chicken in the on top of the carrots, then add the avocado. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts. Let everyone grab a lettuce leaf and roll it up with the chicken and yummies!
Wine with Lettuce Wraps
YES! This is one of my favorite wines for spring – a grenache rosé from Lodi California. A Californian that drinks in totally a Provençal style – that is it tastes crisp and refreshing with lots of berry and watermelon flavors. It’s a wonderful wine for light dinners like this one based on salad and fresh veggies.