Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ground Chicken Lettuce Cups

Asian dishes can pose a challenge for allergic families.  The presence of peanuts, sesame and egg make safe dining rather difficult.  Try this quick and satisfying meal; you will be delighted! You can stop before adding soy and chili sauce and set aside some of the cooked ground chicken for younger children.  Adjust the condiments according to your families needs.  If you can have sesame, hoisen sauce is a nice addition.  

What you need:
Lettuce Shells, preferably cup shells or romaine
1 pound of ground dark chicken
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch spring onions (green onions 4-5) – sliced              
 4 tsp soy or tamari sauce (try Bragg Liquid Aminos)
1 tbslp lemon zest
2 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp chilli sauce
oil for skillet

chopped cilantro
What to do:
In a skillet, heat 1 tblsp oil. Add the garlic and the ground chicken and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is done.
Add the whites of the green onions, lemon juice, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and lemon zest. Stir all and cook for another 5 minutes.

Stir in the chilli sauce and adjust taste for salt.
Sprinkle with cilantro and greens of the green onions.  Serve on the lettuce shells with rice and additional condiments. We top ours with peanuts since peanuts are ok for our family.

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