Fridge Divin: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today was a long day, and I just did not want to battle the grocery store.  I decided it was time to fridge dive and see what I had available: leftover roasted chicken, half a container of mixed veggies from Trader Joe's, 1 head of lettuce, and a tomato.  Time to put my scrounging skills to the test!

ingredients for chicken lettuce wraps

Those of you that know me, know that I am NOT the fan of iceberg lettuce because it is not as nutrient dense as some of its cousins, but it was left here after a cookout.  So when all else fails, don't waste!

I put a little sesame oil in the pan and sauteed my veggies while I pulled the chicken off the bone and added it to the mix.  The sesame oil gives the ingredients a nutty taste.

ingredients for chicken lettuce wraps

 While that was browning, I washed and tore my lettuce and cut up the tomato.  When I removed the ingredients from the pan, I tossed them with a little rice vinegar and shook on some sriracha.  Life wouldn't be right without sriracha.

Fridge Diving Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Fridge Diving: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Mmmmm.  Refrigerator diving success.  This was a lettuce cup o' flavor.  Ever have a fridge of hodge podge and come up with dinner?

-Wendie Schneider RDN, MBA "The Pantry Doctor"


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