Monday, March 4, 2013

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Not only is this recipe spicy, but it contains one of my favorite hot sauces.....Cholula!  My husband, Troy, actually came up with idea of cooking the chicken in a combination of Worcestershire and Cholula hot sauce in his bachelor days.  He cooked this with the chicken only for me when we were dating and I liked the flavor so much that I fixed it up into a chicken wrap with some delicious guacamole to compliment the spicyness of the chicken. 

 When the guacamole and chicken are spooned together into lettuce leaves, the result is a unique lettuce wrap with the awesome tangy flavor of the Worcestershire and the peppery, delicious flavor of the Cholula.  The sauce is almost like a buffalo sauce but without the vinegar taste.


Guacamole salsa
3 ripe avocados, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1 handful Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 Fresh jalapeƱo, finely chopped
5-6 Cherry tomatoes, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together guacamole salsa ingredients and set aside in the refrigerator, covered.

Chicken with Cholula sauce
2 large chicken breasts, sliced into ½ inch pieces
3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
                                                                  ½ cup Cholula hot sauce

4-6 whole Romaine lettuce leaves or butter lettuce leaves for holding the chicken and guacamole salsa. 

In a large saucepan, cook the chicken and Worcestershire sauce on medium to medium low (not too fast) allowing the chicken to absorb the Worcestershire.  Drain the Worcestershire from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan with the chicken.

Add the Cholula to the chicken and turn heat up to medium high, tossing and stirring chicken constantly to coat and thicken the sauce.
After sauce is thickened to desired consistency, coat with a bit more Cholula and stir.   

Wash the lettuce leaves and dry them. Spoon the chicken and the guacamole salsa into the lettuce leaves and serve with black beans on the side. 

This could also be made into a salad or piled on top of tostadas!