Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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I made these Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps on my Blackstone griddle, but you could easily make in a wok or large skillet.

Traditionally we would use red chili peppers, but my store was out so I am subbing a serrano pepper which has a similar flavor.

I happen to grow Thai basil in my garden, but you can find that at most large grocery stores or specialty stores.

It has a unique flavor that is much different than Italian basil.

chicken ingredients

How to Make Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

First, prep all of your ingredients so they are good to go because this cooks fairly quickly.

I have a diced onion, a cup of shredded carrots, diced serrano, a few cloves minced garlic, and the Thai basil leaves are cleaned and picked from the stem.

The sauce is simply 1/4 cup oyster sauce and a tablespoon soy sauce.

ingredients prepped and ready to go

Preheat your griddle or wok to medium heat for a few minutes.

Then add some vegetable oil and the onions, carrots, and peppers.

adding onions carrots and peppers to the griddle

Cook the veggies about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring a few times.

veggies on the griddle

Next add a bit more oil and the chicken, garlic, and the sauces.

Stir and combine this and break apart the chicken as it cooks.

Just about 5 to 6 minutes.

adding the chicken and sauces

Then add the Thai basil leaves, combine and cook another minute or two.

adding Thai basil leaves

Yum Yum! Almost time to make those lettuce wraps, friends!

Let the chicken cool before serving, but there’s nothing wrong with tasting a few samples as this cools 😉

meat on the griddle for Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I set everything on the table and everyone assembled their own Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Quickly I learned that I filled mine with WAAAAY too much chicken, but I figured out the perfect amount with my second wrap.

I sprinkled some sesame seeds and also added sriracha as well.

Such a yummy, light, and refreshing dinner!

You could easily adapt this dish and serve over rice with a fried egg over top or stir in some spicy mayo.

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps can be cooked in a wok or on the Blackstone griddle, so flavorful and delicious in lettuce cups

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Blackstone, Chicken, Griddle, Lettuce Wraps, Recipe, Thai Basil, Thai Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 to 3 red chili peppers (or sub 1 to 2 serrano pepper) sliced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 20 to 30 Thai basil leaves
  • 1 head Boston or bibb lettuce separated into individual leaves
  • Optional: sesame seeds, sriracha

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients so they are ready to go. Preheat the Blackstone griddle or a wok to medium heat for several minutes.

  2. Add some oil to the griddle or wok and add the onion, carrots, and sliced peppers. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, flipping and turning a few times.

  3. Add a little more oil and the ground chicken, garlic, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Stir and combine everything and break the chicken apart. Cook 5 to 6 more minutes.

  4. Add the Thai basil and cook another minute or two.

  5. Let this cool for several minutes and then serve with the lettuce to make lettuce wraps. Add sesame seeds and/or sriracha if desired.

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