I've done pork lettuce wraps and I've done shrimp lettuce wraps - now it's time for the chicken! I really didn't do anything different this time except for changing the protein.. and of course... yep, you know it.. the sauce :) And the sauce... I'm not ashamed to admit... is basically the same sauce I used on my Grilled Shrimp Po' Boy with rice vinegar added to it. I loved the flavors in that remoulade and thought the addition of rice vinegar gave it that extra Asian flavor.
I love making lettuce wraps, sure they can be a bit messy from time to time, but they are light, simple, and absolutely delicious!!
Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Fiery Sauce
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon Hoisin
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sriracha
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
head of green leaf lettuce
1/2 English cucumber, sliced and cut into moon shapes
1 jalapeno, sliced
fresh mint leaves
2 cups cooked basmati rice
For the Fiery Sauce -
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoon chili paste
2 teaspoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel; place in resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin, rice vinegar, Sriracha, and soy sauce until well combined. Pour mixture over chicken, seal bag, and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
To make the sauce - mix together the mayo, chili paste, Sriracha, lemon juice, and rice vinegar until well combined. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Oil the grill grates. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill for 5-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Once cooled a bit, cut the chicken into strips.
To build the wrap: Take a piece of lettuce, top with rice, cucumber slices, jalapeno slices, mint leaves, and chicken. Top with fiery sauce. Enjoy!!
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