Asian Chicken Wraps

Every time I make the drive between Virginia and Michigan, I like to pack some wraps and snacks in a little cooler. That way, I only have to stop for gas and I eat well so I don’t feel cruddy from fast food when I get to where I’m going. I try to do something different each time, I ran a search and found a recipe for these on Good Life Eats.

I mentioned, made & ate these wraps almost three whole weeks ago! Sorry for the delay – I was in Europe the last two weeks and, thanks to a pre-trip passport fiasco, didn’t get the chance to get it posted before I left. Woops!

Anyhow, late or not, these wraps are yummy! They pack great for a road trip or would make a perfect packed lunch. It sounds like a lot of ingredients, but comes together really easy. Pretty much just make some rice, throw everything else in a pan and wrap it all up with some lettuce and oranges. Viola. To keep the wraps for a packed lunch or road trip, just wrap them up in paper towel and throw ‘em in a bag.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sake or sherry
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • about 1/2 an onion, chopped
  • about 8 or 10 shiitake mushroom caps, sliced
  • 4 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • a few radishes or water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • lettuce
  • 1 1/2 c cooked brown rice
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained (get the kind in their own juice, not in syrup)
  • whole wheat wraps

Directions:

  1. Cook the rice.
  2. In a bowl, mix the chicken with the soy sauce, sake and corn starch. Let it sit while you chop/prep the rest of the ingredients
  3. In a large fry pan, sautee the garlic, ginger and onion in the oil over medium-high heat until the onions are translucent. Add the chicken and cook until starting to brown.
  4. Add the mushrooms, rice vinegar & oyster sauce and cook, stirring until the mushrooms are mostly cooked through. Add the radishes/water chestnuts and bell pepper, cook until crisp-tender.
  5. In each wrap, add big piece of lettuce, some rice, and some of the chicken mixture. Top with a few oranges and wrap up like a burrito. Enjoy!
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