Happy Monday and Happy Secret Recipe Club Day! Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it!
This month, I was assigned the blog Loving Life, written by Kirsten who is a stay-at-home mom to two daughters in Washington state. Kirsten loves to cook, garden, read and blog! Her blog includes all types of great family recipes.
I was drooling over her Hot Crab Dip (made with crabs her family caught while on vacation!), her Blueberry Zucchini Bread (definitely bookmarking this for next summer’s zucchini harvest!), and her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (because, yeah, pumpkin and chocolate!).
Kirsten’s recipe for Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps caught my eye and I figured a healthy meal before the indulgent holiday season couldn’t hurt!! Not only is this recipe healthy, it’s also super delicious. The lettuce wraps are enough on their own as a light meal, or you could pair them with some rice as Kirsten did for something a little heartier.
I really enjoyed browsing through Loving Life and reading fun stories about Kirsten’s family! Thanks for the great recipe inspiration!
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- ¾ lb chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup diced baby bella mushrooms
- 6 green onions, chopped
- ¾ cup cashews, roughly chopped
- Butter lettuce leaves, for serving
- 2 carrots, julienned, for serving
- Toasted sesame seeds, for serving
- In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, cayenne, ginger and sesame oil. Set aside.
- Heat the coconut or olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, mushrooms and reserved sauce, and cook until chicken is cooked through and caramelized, and sauce is thickened, about 6-7 minutes. Add the green onions and cashews and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Let cool slightly.
- Serve the chicken mixture wrapped in the lettuce leaves (like a taco) and top with carrots and sesame seeds.
If you love these lettuce wraps, here are a couple other recipes you might want to check out!
susan @ the wimpy vegetarian says
I love lettuce wraps!! What a perfect pick in a month we start to gorge on food that’s not so healthy. GREAT pick this month, Jess!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
Oh my gosh this sounds so good! Lettuce tacos!! Great choice and presentation.
Emily @ Life on Food says
These look delicious. Now if only I can convince my husband that this is a meal. Happy Reveal Day!
Hey, it includes meat!! 😉
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I absolutely love this! Definitely going on my dinner menu this week!
Sarah E. says
I don’t care that it’s not even 9am yet…I wish I had a plate of these in front of me. They look so freaking good!! Great choice for today 🙂 Happy reveal day!
I absolutely love lettuce wraps! These look beautiful! I will definitely be adding them to my list.
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
You’re wraps are beautiful. And you’re right, a few days of healthy eating are in order before Thursday hits!
Yum! These lettuce wraps look delicious! I love how easy they are!
Glad you liked them. They are some of my faves
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I just love lettuce wraps! So much flavor, but still light and healthy. This would be a great dinner to detox after Thanksgiving. Yum!
Fantastic pick Jess for SRC! Chicken Lettuce Wraps are always catching my eyes when I see it on a menu – now I have a wonderful recipe to make my very own. Thank you! 🙂
This sound DELICIOUS! 😀 I know what you mean about trying to keep a Navy man’s tank full!!! (Where do they put it all?? My hubs is a former Navy Seal. 😉 ) Great choice for the SRC!! 😀 Love your photos, too! 🙂
Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says
Ooh, what a great idea to serve Cashew Chicken in lettuce wraps. This looks delicious!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I love your secret club recipes, Jess! This lettuce wrap looks amazing! I love the spices that goes into the chicken. Sounds like the perfect lunch to me!
I love lettuce wraps and this reminds me that I’ve not any for a long while. They are great party food as your guests can make their own! Great SRC pick!
I have yet to try a lettuce wrap but have been wanting to for a while. These look so delicious! Great pick this month 🙂
Looks so yummy! Great SRC choice!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
I LOVE cashew chicken….cannot wait to try these. Great choice.
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I have to admit, I’ve never had a lettuce wrap! But I think they’re definitely in my future!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Mmm it’s been too long since I’ve made lettuce wraps, great pick!
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Lettuce wraps are totally my idea of a perfect lunch! I am just loving the cashews you have in here! I want these for lunch today. 😀
I love lettuce wraps — they’re so satisfying and healthy! These flavors sound delicious, too. I will need these after the holidays for sure! 🙂
I see a lot of these lettuce wraps in my future starting on Friday! I totally need to get on a healthy kick before the Christmas parties start and this looks like a tasty way to start!
Carole from Carole's Chatter says
Hi Jess, great dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Chicken collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers
This is one of my favorite meals, light, flavorful, refreshing…