Impromptu Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe- CSA Style!

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The other night we had impromptu lettuce wraps. Now after having them, they are in my opinion, the best kind.

The past few weeks CSA shares have been filled with TONS of leafy green vegetables and every single time I see butterhead lettuce, it makes me think of P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps. On this particular night, I didn’t feel so much like sticking to the meal plan and since we had a fresh stock of butterhead lettuce from our CSA, I ¬†began to crave these wraps! I found a recipe online at food.com and figured I would tailor it to what we had in the house.

Reason #893 why a CSA is a great thing to be a part of: Your home is always stocked with a fresh supply of produce that you can use in any meal you make.

I have said before and I’ll say it again, there is a learning curve to best utilizing your CSA share. You need to start thinking about it all the time and making the most out of it, but that does take time (for most people).

I went ahead and started cooking and the end result was PERFECT. G was in love and it is now on his favorite meal list. C (who normally hates lettuce of any kind) was all about this and ate the butterhead with no problem. Ben was not a gigantic fan because of all the work putting the lettuce wraps together, not for any taste reason (totally a Ben thing to say).

Impromptu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients for the Chicken Mixture:

(here is the original)

oil

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

terryaki sauce

1 cup of diced kohlrabi

3 Tbsp chopped spring onions

4 chopped garlic cloves (I am a garlic girl…you can use less)

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp red wine vinegar

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Directions:

Marinate chicken breasts in terryaki sauce. Grill chicken until done. Saute kohlrabi, onions, and garlic in a few Tbsp oil. When soft, take off of heat. Chop chicken up either with a knife or using some AWESOME salad choppers like the ones Pampered Chef has here. Mix up soy sauce, brown sugar, and red wine vinegar in a bowl. Mix together chopped chicken, kohlrabi mixture, and soy sauce mixture in skillet and heat thoroughly. Remove from heat.

Ingredients for the Special Sauce:

(here is the original)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp ketchup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

4 Tbsp chopped up Indian Mustard greens (I didn’t have hot mustard and this provided some heat:)

2 Tsp water

Directions:

Saute Indian Mustard greens in a dash of sesame oil. Mix sugar and water in bowl together, then add soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice. Stir together. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Take a butterhead lettuce leaf (gigantic, lucious, fresh lettuce leaves), add some chicken mixture and then top with sauce. Wrap up and eat.

It is a really fun process for the kids…they love it!

Now, with every CSA share we get, I find myself adjusting the ingredients of these Chicken Lettuce Wraps a bit. Like, last week, we got a big giant head of purple cabbage. We don’t have kholrabi, so I am thinking that cabbage will do just fine:)

For more recipes created through our CSA share, make sure to check out:

Collard Green Enchiladas

Fresh Spring Vegetable and Tomato Sauce

Carrot and Kholrabi Slaw

Because I love connecting with others this post is linked up to: Pin It Tuesday!

About Lauryn Blakesley


Mom of three vivacious children and wife to one extremely vivacious husband! Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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Comments

  1. THANK YOU for this, Lauryn! We’re getting tons of lettuce from our CSA and there’s only so much salad I can eat. I wanted to make wraps but was too lazy to figure out a recipe. Good stuff!
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    • Haha! I thought about you the other day with the cabbage since we used that in it last week:) My kids LOVE this! They are delicious!

  2. Awesome. We are going to try this with our CSA lettuce, too!
    Heather S. recently posted…Nautical Picture Frame (DIY IKEA Hack)My Profile

  3. These sound delish! Can’t wait to make them. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds so yummy! I tried wrapping lunch meat and cheese in lettuce a few months ago, and realized what a cool idea it was. I never thought of cooking something just for the wraps.

  5. I love that you got the Kohlrabi in there too!
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  6. That sounds seriously yummy! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  7. Wraps are one of my favorite meals because they are simple and so flexible – you can use whatever you have. I usually use collards, but I’ll be sure to try lettuce in the future. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Oh yum! This looks so great! (and what a relief to see that the recipe wasn’t totally over my head)
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