May 20, 2011

Hardy Spring Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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So its been about 70+ degrees the past few days and with high humiditys and more than enough rain and storms to last the whole summer. The sun finally poke through this afternoon and it was just enough to brighten the skies and make me believe summer will eventually be here with full sunshine and melted popsicles. So after talking a walk with my two dogs I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight. It was Paul, his sister and I eating so there wasn’t too much that needed to be prepared but I wanted it to make something quick while having that good hardy summer taste.

These lettuce wraps are absolutely delicious and very simple to grab things in the cabinet and refrigerator and throw together. It can also be altered to be vegetarian very easily. A Hardy but light summer dinner! 


The taste is outrageous yet it’s so filling. The three of us were gobbling this up last night. Paul even switched over to having the mixture on a whole wheat wrap with some hummus on the bottom and it was still a huge hit. By the end of dinner we were swiping the left over’s off each other plates and stealing already made lettuce wraps from each other. It was great and no one went to bed hungry. We still had some left over from the mixture so I am actually going to have it this weekend for lunch. Yummmm!

You’re sure to be pleased….
Spring Chicken, Beans, and Rice Lettuce Wraps
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

Ingredients

1 jar black beans – rinsed
3 corn on the cob – cut off and blackened on stovetop or grill
Lg handful of cilantro coarsely chopped
1 sm red onion – chopped
2 cups brown rice
Chicken in your favorite marinade – I used teriyaki – cooked
½ lime squeezed
Salt/ pepper to taste
Boston lettuce
Avocado (if desired)

Cut the corn off the husk and put in a frying pan to brown a little. Then rinse the black beans, cut the cilantro fine, chop the red onion and mix it all in a bowl. Cook the rice and chicken then drain and add it to the mixture. Wash your Boston lettuce so that there is no sand residue left over and slice up small pieced of avocado.

Then you scoop the mixture into each lettuce wrap leaf and top with slices of fresh cut avocado. (for vegetarian do not add the chicken). All done!

2 comments:

Mother Rimmy said...

I really need to remember that lettuce wraps are a terrific alternative to tortillas, etc. This is a nice, healthy and quick meal.

Kristi

Laura Jeanne said...

We are trying not to have so much bread in our diets so lettuce wraps make an amazing alternative, especially when you can grow your own.
Thanks Kristi for commenting :)