Monday, November 28, 2011

Lettuce Wraps

I made these a couple of weeks ago and they were a big hit! It is always nice to give something to Dieter and not have to convince him to eat it (Kimball too!) I made the same recipe Saturday but turned them into stuffed peppers (minus the cheese for Dieter). They were good, but we liked it better as lettuce wraps.

Chicken Meat from 1 small boiled chicken
2 Tbsp Ghee or other cooking fat
1 large Onion, finely chopped
1 Anaheim or Poblano Pepper, chopped
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 medium Zucchini, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup Chicken Stock
Salt to taste
Pinch of Chipotly powder
3 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1-2 tsp Cumin powder
1-2 tsp dried Oregano
1 Lime, juiced
1 large handful of chopped Cilantro

-Remove the meat from the bones and chop into bite-sized chunks. Set aside.
-Melt the fat in a large skillet Add the onion and saute for several minutes to let it soften. Add the peppers and zucchini and continue to saute for several more minutes.
-Add the garlic, salt, and dry spices and let cook for several minutes while stirring. Pour in a little meat stock and continue to saute for about 10 more minutes, adding more stock as the mixture becomes dry to keep it from burning.
-Add the chicken and continue to cook and stir until the mixture is well blended and the meat is heated through.
-Remove the heat, add the lime juice, and cilantro, and adjust seasonings if needed.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

-Make the mixture above, minus the lime juice and cilantro
-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
-Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
-Carefully fill each pepper half and place open side up in pan,
-Pour a little chicken broth around peppers, cover, and bake for 30-45 minutes.

{Recipes from Internal Bliss}

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Connie @ Path to Wellness said...

Sounds great, i'll have to try it! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm your new follower :)

juliecache said...

we do chicken lettuce wraps, too! Thank you for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip this week:

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Anonymous said...

I have red bell peppers in the fridge and was just thinking about what to do with them - this looks so yummy and thinking it would be a great excuse to try out my brand new crock pot too :)
Thanks for sharing!

Vicky said...

Love lettuce wraps! Yours look yummy. I am a new FB fan visiting from Show and Tell Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday! xo Not Your Ordinary Agent
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OMG! They both look so tasty! I am a big fan of stuffed bell peppers and lettuce wraps. I normally stuff mine with ground beef but the chicken looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing and I hope you will come back to Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.