This is one of our favorite weeknight dinners of all time and is in the regular rotation! Bursting with so many bold flavors it never fails to hit the spot. It’s also the perfect dish to cook for friends. Serve it with a big bowl of rice and a crisp bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect. Every. Time.
1 head butter lettuce or romaine
2 tsp sesame oil
2 medium carrots, small diced
1 small red bell pepper, small diced
1 lb ground chicken
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
3 scallions, green and white parts
3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
squeeze of fresh lime (about 1 Tbsp)
Optional: 1 Tbsp sambal oelek
1 avocado, sliced
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
4-6 mint leaves, roughly chopped
Lime wedges to serve
Optional: chopped radish for garnish
In a large skillet heat sesame oil over medium heat and add carrots and peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add ground chicken, breaking up with the back of a fork, and cook until no pink. Add garlic, ginger, and scallions; cook 2 minutes longer. Add soy sauce, honey, and lime. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Add sambal oelek, if using.
To serve, divide chicken into lettuce cups, top with avocado, cilantro, mint, and fresh lime squeeze. Serve with rice or noodles, if desired.