Szechuan Lettuce Wraps

The recipe is easy and ready in minutes.

 Like a lots of men John likes hot, thus the “Szechuan”.
The world cup is something that John enjoys watching.  He wanted something some what healthy for his watching snacks and decided on “Lettuce Wraps”.
We no longer have cable TV so he made a date with our boys to watch one of the Saturday games at their house. When you watch sports you have to have snacks!!!
Lettuce Wrap Recipe  at


2 cups coleslaw with carrots (purchased in bag)
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup scallions
1/4 cup Szechuan sauce
1 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
1/ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 lemon, juiced
1 head Bibb or iceberg lettuce
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4- 1/2 tsp garlic powder

In a medium bowl toss together coleslaw and scallions with the Szechuan sauce. Set aside.

In a medium bowl stir together 1 tbsp olive oil, cayenne, Chinese five-spice, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cut chick breasts into thin strips and toss in the spice mixture until well coated.  In a large skillet on high heat, heat 1 tbsp olive oil.  Add coated chicken and cook about 4 minutes or until lightly browned.  Add lemon and butter and stir chicken for about another minute. Remove from pan. Let cool. When cooled place a spoonful of coleslaw on a lettuce leaf, top with a spoonful of chicken and roll the lettuce leaf.

Watch out, that first bite is a hot one!
Mary Ellen
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