Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Looking for a great tasting meals hat’s also high in protein, quick to whip up, and can be made ahead in batches for an easy weeknight meal? Then these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are one to add to the books! Here’s the how-to:

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 T minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 T soy sauce
  • 3 T water
  • 2 T fresh grated ginger
  • 1 t chili pepper flakes
  • 2 8-oz cans water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 c hoisin sauce
  • 2 scallions, thin sliced
  • 1-2 heads of lettuce leaves
  • ponzu sauce, optional

In a large saute pan heat olive oil on med-high and stir fry ground chick until browned. Break chicken up into small pieces with a wood spatula, scraping pan bits as you go. Drain fat as needed. Add in everything else but scallions, water chestnuts and lettuce, and cook about 5 minutes. Add in chestnuts and scallions then cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve in lettuce cups and top with ponzu sauce if desired.

Christmas Chicken Tortilla Soup

This tasty and savory chicken tortilla soup will warm your heart right up, especially during the holiday season!  Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts braised, cooled and shredded
  • 1 large white onion, chopped and sautéed in 2 T olive oil
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can herded salsa casera
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen corn
  • 1/2 pint cream
Directions
  1. Mix all in crock pot and simmer on low til warm throughout.
  2. Top with cotija cheese, cilantro, and tortilla chips.