|My 2 escapees, ready to make a break for it!|
Some days I wish I could run away with them.
Tonight we are hosting weekly dinner for the girls' volleyball team at our house. As we are also preparing for our house guests who arriving next week (and then other arrivals the week after that), this includes lots of organizing, cleaning, scheduling carpet shampoo company, volleyball games, menus, tourist planning, and putting the finishing touches on our new guest room makeover. I think at this point not only do I have my lists everywhere, I'm quite certain I now have lists for my lists. Not to mention my roles in the school Booster Club and my new appointment as a City Commissioner for the Art in Public Places Program, which I am super excited about being a part of.
Needless to say, dinners these days need to be really fast and easy for us right now. I have tried (and failed) these Chicken Lettuce Wraps on many experimental occasions, but I think this time I finally "crushed it" (as my teens would say).
P.F. Chang's by far is one of my top 5 restaurants. We absolutely love going there for special nights when we get the chance and always the first order of business is their Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (which I will save to experiment on making, for a quieter time in my life).
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Inspired by P.F. Chang's
1 pound ground chicken
1 (8 ounce) container baby bella mushrooms, chopped
1 can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 bottle, "Soy Vay" brand, Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce (see photo below)
1 head bibb lettuce, washed and dried well
In a large saute pan, add 2 Tablespoons olive oil and set temperature to medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and cook until just starting to brown. Lower temperature to medium and add the chopped mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and garlic cloves. Saute for about 15 minutes.
Add about 1 cup of the Teriyaki Sauce to chicken/veggies, stir well, cover and let simmer on low for about 15 minutes. (You can add more sauce if you prefer). Uncover and stir until you get the consistency of a thick sauce.
Spoon cooked chicken mixture on individual chilled lettuce leaves.
|"Soy Vay" brand, Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce|
My secret sauce!!
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