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Chicken Lettuce Wraps & Peanut Sesame Noodles

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This is a favorite recipe of mine that I had totally forgotten about until I spent some time scrolling (and scrolling and scrolling) through my Pinterest boards the other day. Sometimes I find that I have recipes too widely spread between Pinterest, AllRecipes, my recipe books etc. That’s why I love documenting things here so I can keep my favorites gathered together and hopefully not forget about them! My husband was so excited when he saw I was making it again recently and by the end of the meal there wasn’t a left-over bite to be seen. It’s a tasty dish with a ton of flavor and slightly out of the ordinary for us. So glad it’s back in our regular rotation!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps & Peanut Sesame Noodles via The Every Girl

Chicken Ingredients:
1 head iceberg or bib lettuce
1 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 red pepper, chopped (I use a whole one)
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
½ tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

Carefully break off 8 lettuce leaves, leaving them whole. Set aside.
Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
Heat vegetable oil in saucepan over medium high heat and add in chicken pieces.
After about 5 minutes, add in chopped red pepper and carrot and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Reduce heat to low and add in soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Stir to coat chicken and vegetables.
Pile chicken mixture into lettuce cups (about ¼ cup in each lettuce cup) and serve.

Noodle Ingredients:
½ lb. Spaghetti
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Scallions and/or sesame seeds for garnish

Directions:
Cook spaghetti according to directions on box.
While spaghetti cooks, add peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sugar, and pepper flakes to a saucepan over medium heat.
Whisk until everything is combined and peanut sauce begins to simmer.
Remove from heat.
Drain pasta and return to pot.
Pour peanut sauce over noodles and use tongs to coat spaghetti.
Serve in a large bowl with chopped green onions or sesame seeds as a garnish.

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