Peanut Chicken or Chickpea Tacos In a Lettuce Wrap

 This past week I was feeling really creative in the kitchen and I took one of the recipes from my new cookbook - The Peanut Slaw Bowl and I wanted to make a spin on it and turn it into dinner. The chicken and chickpea tacos were the outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. Honestly dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and it can be a hit with the whole family. I do mine in lettuce wraps which makes it gluten free and lower in calories which suits my nutritional needs (as I am currently running a 30 day clean eating challenge if you want to join the fun click here https://www.pamrocca.com/custom-meal-plans) and my family enjoys their tacos in whole wheat wraps with no cilantro which suits their needs.

This recipe shows that you can eat clean and your food can and should be so flavourful, I would never post something that was bland or boring. That’s just not me. I want to get everyone excited to eat more veggies, to think twice about what we are putting in our bodies and make it so simple that there really are no excuses to not eat healthier. Because honestly you guys, what we eat affects how we feel each and every day…and I want you to all feel fantastic!

I created two versions of this recipe both are yummy! Pick the one that suits your nutritional needs and goals and enjoy.

Peanut Chicken Tacos in a Lettuce Wrap

Ingredients

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed into bite sized chunks

1 tablespoon avocado oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 yellow onion, diced

1 cup chopped red cabbage

2 carrots, peeled & shredded

¼ cup chopped peanuts

fresh cilantro & fresh lime juice

Peanut Sauce

1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

3/4  cup water, plus extra as needed

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

3 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar

Directions

1.     In a large frying heat over medium heat add avocado oil, garlic, onion and chicken. Stir frequently until chicken is cook.

2.     Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium heat make the peanut sauce. Add avocado oil, garlic and ginger into pot and sauté for 1 minute. Add in remaining ingredients and cook 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens.

3.     Peel and shred carrots, finely chop red cabbage and add to cooked chicken – cook 1-2 minutes

4.     Next add ½- ¾ of the peanut sauce over chicken and veggie mixture. Stir to coat chicken cook 1 more minute and remove from heat.

5.     Assemble tacos by placing chicken peanut mixture into lettuce wraps. Garnish with favourite toppings such as chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro and a little lime juice.

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Peanut Chickpea Tacos in a Lettuce Wrap

Ingredients

2 cups cooked chickpea (or 1 can of chickpeas)

1 tablespoon avocado oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 yellow onion, diced

1 cup chopped red cabbage

2 carrots, peeled & shredded

¼ cup chopped peanuts

fresh cilantro & fresh lime juice 

Peanut Sauce 

1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

3/4  cup water, plus extra as needed

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

3 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar 

Directions

1.     In a large frying heat over medium heat add avocado oil, garlic, onion and sauté 1-2 minutes. Then add chickpeas.

2.     Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium heat make the peanut sauce. Add avocado oil, garlic and ginger into pot and sauté for 1 minute. Add in remaining ingredients and cook 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens.

3.     Peel and shred carrots, finely chop red cabbage and add to chickpeas – cook 1-2 minutes

4.     Next add ½- ¾ of the peanut sauce over chickpea and veggie mixture. Stir to coat chickpeas cook 1 more minute and remove from heat.

5.     Assemble tacos by placing chickpea peanut mixture into lettuce wraps. Garnish with favourite toppings such as chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro and a little lime juice.

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Feel free to get creative and add any extra veggies that you love. As always if you try out this recipe let me know what you think in the comments below or tag me in your creations @pam_rocca or #prepwithpam.

Happy Preppin’

xo

Pam