These Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps were the last of the three recipes Carson and I made for the finale of The Bachelorette last Sunday. We ate these as an “appetizer” for the Puppy Chow and Cake Batter Dip and boy were they good! And very easy too.
We got our inspiration from this recipe at She Wears Many Hats which Carson had pinned on Pinterest a while back. Since we wanted to be sure our food was done before the episode started, we bought an already made hoisin sauce at the grocery store instead of making the sauce in the recipe. It was still delicious!
Here’s the recipe we used:
- one package of chicken, diced
- one onion, diced
- three cloves of garlic, minced
- canola oil
- 1/4 cup or so of hoisin sauce
- handful of cashew halves
- salt and pepper, to taste
- lettuce leaves
Heat a few tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat and brown the chicken. Add the onions and garlic and cook until they are soft and beginning to brown, then add the hoisin sauce and cashews and stir until everything is coated in the sauce. Let it cook for a few more minutes to make sure everything is hot and then serve with the lettuce leaves! Makes about six large lettuce wraps.
I loved that this recipe used diced chicken instead of ground chicken and that it was so quick to make. We used Romaine lettuce leaves because they are easier to wrap up (which made them a little less messy). This could easily be served as a dinner too!