Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Orange-Ginger Sauce
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: serves 4 as a main dish (4 lettuce wraps per serving)
These Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Orange-Ginger Sauce are a light and healthy 30 minute meal that's packed with flavor!
For the Sauce:
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
zest of 1 orange
6 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the Wraps:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground chicken
2 large carrots, chopped small
1 red bell pepper, chopped small
1 cup lightly salted cashews, coarsely chopped
pinch red pepper flakes
3 green onions, thinly sliced
16 leaves lettuce, for wrapping
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and cook, breaking it into pieces, while you chop the carrots and bell peppers. After the chicken has been cooking for about 5 minutes, add the chopped carrots and bell peppers to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is browned and cooked through.
Meanwhile, place all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
Once the chicken is cooked, add the cashews and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Add the sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes more until most of the liquid has absorbed. Stir in the green onions and remove from the heat.
Place chicken and vegetable mixture in a serving bowl and let everyone assemble their own lettuce wraps at the table. Enjoy!
Recipe by Kristine's Kitchen at https://kristineskitchenblog.com/cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps-with-orange-ginger-sauce/