It’s Thai(m) for Tacos


We are finally home from camping and I can’t wait to get in my kitchen and make something fresh.  After packing up our tent trailer in 90 degree weather, all I can think about is crisp lettuce and fresh vegetables.


I knew I already had some leftover grilled chicken breast from our trip, and after a quick run to grocery store for more produce, I could whip up some Thai chicken lettuce wraps.  These are one of my favorite quick meals!  And even better for a sack lunch at work.  But what’s totally awesome is that’s it’s clean eating.  You can also save time by purchasing cooked chicken breast strips or a rotisserie chicken and using the breasts and packaged crudite or julienned veggies.
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
2 1/2 cups sliced chicken breast
4 carrots, peeled and julienned
1 cucumber, peeled and julienned
1/2 small jicama, peeled and julienned
12 leaves lettuce, iceberg or butter
cilantro or parsley for garnish
1 cup Thai peanut sauce (recipe to follow)
Prepare the Thai peanut sauce and set aside.
Arrange 3 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates and divide chicken strips, carrot, cucumber, and jicama evenly among lettuce leaves to resemble tacos. Drizzle each taco with 3/4 Tb peanut sauce and garnish with cilantro or parsley. Serve with a side of fresh fruit.
Serves 4
Finicky Shark Thai Lettuce Chicken and Veggie Cups
Now for the picky sharks, I had to think of a creative way for my kids to gobble this meal up.
Their own personal crudite with chicken strips. I gave them the ranch dressing option in addition to the peanut sauce.
Arrange as pictured divided evenly among small Dixie cups, shot glasses or ramekins.
Mommy got two thumbs up!
Thai Peanut Sauce
This is my own variation of Thai peanut sauce.  I could just eat this stuff out of the bowl!  It’s finger licking delicious and full of the beneficial MUFAs in the peanut butter.
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 Tb granulated sugar
2 Tb low sodium soy sauce
1 Tb fish sauce
1 Tb rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed
juice of one lime
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and serve with chicken lettuce wraps.
Enjoy!  The pickiest of my boys (my shark with autism) really loved it. Even with a side of spinach 😉

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