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Thai Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps

 Thai Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps

These easy, healthy and flavourful Thai Chicken Meatball Wraps are a delicious Asian twist on a classic Italian dish. Sorry spaghetti, but this is a meal you can hold in your hand, butter lettuce filled with Thai-flavoured chicken meatballs, a light peanut sauce and a spicy slaw.

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"From an early age I understood that cooking was never going to be a job, it’s a passion."

–Gordon Ramsay

Ingredients

Chicken Meatballs

1½ lbs ground chicken
¼ cup breadcrumbs
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 egg, lightly whisked
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
½ tsp lime zest
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Peanut Sauce

½ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup light coconut milk
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Coleslaw

4 cups coleslaw mix
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp mayonnaise
½ tsp Sriracha sauce

8-12 Boston lettuce cups

Roasted peanuts, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) For the meatballs, in a medium bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, green onions, basil, egg, ginger, Sriracha sauce, lime zest, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine and form the meatballs using 1½ tablespoons of meat mixture for a total of 22-24 meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until they are fully cooked, flipping halfway through.

3) To prepare the peanut sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, Sriracha sauce and salt. Whisk until well combined, set aside.

4) In a small bowl, combine coleslaw mix and basil. In another bowl whisk rice vinegar, mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce together.

5) To assemble, spoon a scoop of coleslaw into the bottom of each lettuce cup, top with 2 or 3 meatballs and drizzle with peanut sauce. Garnish with roasted peanuts and chopped green onions. Serve with remaining peanut sauce.

Makes 8 lettuce cups

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