Smoked Chicken Lettuce Wraps are exactly what you want after a long, hot day. They’re delicious, very fresh and not too heavy. I used leftover chicken thighs that I smoked the day before, but any chicken will do. You can grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli, shred some cooked chicken breasts (or any part for that matter), use leftover chicken, or throw a chicken on the smoker!
This is NOT a PF Changs copycat recipe.
These are MY damn lettuce wraps.
The dressing is so good – and it’s homemade. Think of it as a kick ass Japanese hibachi grill salad dressing.
More than kick ass – you’ll want to drink it.
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I smoked some chicken thighs.
Imma bout to give you a moment to learn.
Fact: Skinless BONE IN chicken thighs are so much better than boneless. Why? Hell, I don’t know WHY they’re that way, but they just are.
You’re still learning…
I probably get double the amount of chicken to chop (sans gross shit like fat and whatever) than I usually do with boneless thighs.
Chicken thighs are still lean, and easier to chop than chicken breasts.
Usually I use my stand mixer to shred meats, but sometimes a girl needs to stand in the kitchen and chop just for fun.
Honestly, it’s a stress reliever for me, if you don’t already know that. If you’re skeptical just try it; you may be surprised.
Because I like to use a spicy wet rub on my chicken thighs, I thought it was appropriate to add mango.
It balances everything out and adds more flavor. Nothing wrong with more flavor – and mango works so well here.
As far as the vehicle for all of this, I chose green leaf lettuce.
Romaine would definitely work (it’s a sturdy leaf), iceberg would also be good, or you could even get crazy and use cabbage leaves.
dd I, personally, would blanch cabbage leaves if using them for this recipe. All up to you.
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