05 Feb Orange Lettuce Wraps
These Homemaker OJ Lettuce wraps are the perfect way to provide your children a quick and nutritious meal. The vitamins and minerals in the iceberg lettuce and the potassium and Vitamin C that orange juice contains, makes these wraps the perfect go-food for kids. The filling has amazing texture that’s perfectly complemented by the crunchiness and freshness of the iceberg lettuce. While your kids may not appreciate the nutritional benefits of these wraps, you know they are filled with goodness.
Orange Sauce Ingredients
- 2/3 cup of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- ½ tablespoon of sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
Orange Chicken Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
- ¼ cup of green onions (thinly sliced)
- 10 lettuce leaves
- A can of water chestnuts (drained, patted dry, and chopped)
- 1 lb of boneless and skinless chicken breasts (cooked and finely chopped)
- Toasted almonds (roughly chopped for garnish)
- Green onions (thinly sliced for garnish)
- Sauté pan
- Serving dishes
- Hot sauce
- Chili oil
You need to start by preparing the orange sauce. In a large sauté pan, mix in the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, cornstarch, sesame oil, ground ginger, and garlic powder. Whisk all of these ingredients together thoroughly to ensure everything is incorporated fully, but don’t over-mix them.
Once the ingredients are mixed, place the sauté pan on a medium-high stove and bring all the contents to a simmer. Make sure you stir continuously so the ingredients don’t settle at the bottom or get burnt. Heat the sauce until it becomes thick, this should take around a minute.
Pour the water chestnuts, chicken, as well as the sliced green onions into the pan and stir carefully. Make sure all the ingredients are coated in the sauce completely. Continue to cook this mixture on a medium heat for around 2 minutes until the ingredients are warm enough to serve.
If you want to make this dish a little spicier, add around 1 to 2 teaspoons of hot sauce to the sauce mixture before you add the chicken.
Set all the lettuce pieces on a serving platter carefully and spoon in the hot chicken mix right onto the leaves. Once all of the lettuce cups are filled, you can sprinkle the chopped and toasted almonds as well as the sliced onions on top. The delicious wraps are ready to serve and are ideal appetizers or starters.
You can drizzle some chili oil on top of the wraps to add a hint of spice. This oil is readily available in stores, but you can also make some at home by adding chili flakes to sesame oil and heating it to blend the flavor.