I have been making these Thai lettuce wraps with rotisserie chicken for many years. It's one of my go-to healthier meal options for lunches or dinners. It's very easy to make and a great lighter meal option. No need to poach or bake chicken ahead of time. Rotisserie chicken is coming to the rescue for this one. It's $5-6 for an entire cooked chicken and it's perfect for this recipe.
Rotisserie Chicken for Thai Lettice Wraps: Just Do It
I love using rotisserie chicken when I'm trying to take a short cut, save a little money, and have something already done. And with rotisserie chicken, you get cooked food that's already seasoned and costs a lot less than buying boneless breast of chicken and preparing it yourself. These tasty, crunchy little wraps will make it seem like you spent hours in the kitchen. But alas, you didn't - you cooked smarter. And if I'm splitting hairs (with myself) you didn't really cook at all actually!
This is a salad served cold. Simply pull all the chicken from the bird and chop into uniform-ish chunks. Chop the celery, onion, pepper and cilantro and add to the chicken bowl. Yes, I know some of you don't like cilantro and probably want to exit this recipe now. However, basil is a wonderful alternative to cilantro and will work just as well for this recipe. I promise. So come back down from the cilantro ledge, and let's get back to making our Thai lettuce wraps!
Easy Steps to Making Thai Lettuce Wraps
I've made this recipe many times for many occasions, and they always get rave reviews. This is a simple recipe but packs a punch of flavor and crunch. They make great leftovers too so you can take them to work for lunch. Pack a few lettuce leaves and a small container of chicken and you have your lunches for a few days. This is also a great picnic option. Very low maintenance and so easy to make.
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