Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes 4 servings
4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
4 (9 inch) whole wheat wraps, about 2 ounces each
4 large Boston lettuce leaves (about 1 head)
12 ounces shredded chicken from rotisserie chicken
2 Lady Alice apples, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup peanut sauce
Spread 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce on each wrap. Place a lettuce leaf on half of each wrap. Cover with 3 ounces chicken, apples slices and 2 tablespoons shredded carrot. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon peanut sauce. Roll up. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Serve with additional peanut sauce, if desired.
To ripen your pears:
- Leave firm, unripe pears at room temperature so that they can ripen.
- Check ripeness by applying gentle pressure to the stem end (neck) of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, then it's ripe and ready to eat!
- Once the pear is ripe, it can be refrigerated to slow the ripening process and saved for up to five days.
Don't refrigerate an unripe pear! Ripened pears can be used at once or put under refrigeration (35o to 45o F) until you want to use them. Refrigeration will delay further ripening but will not stop it altogether so you should plan to use the pears within 5 days Pears need to ripen at room temperature, so don't refrigerate an unripe pear!
Place un-ripe pears in a fruit bowl at room temperature near other ripening fruit like bananas, which naturally give off ethylene and will help speed up the ripening process.