Thai Chicken Basil Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Basil Lettuce Wraps

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I could eat Thai food non-stop starting now and ending never. It’s a habit that has the potential to get so out of control that I’ve had to resort to learning how to make as many Thai dishes from scratch as possible… Or else, I’ll get take-out from the Thai place down the street every night of my life. And to be honest, ever since I left Brookline, it’s tough to get good Thai food. The “burbs” only have one place that delivers and it’s not exactly top-notch. But it’s certainly better than no Thai food.

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So, I make Beef Basil at least twice a month and spend a lot more time fiddling around with new Thai recipes. Trying to make them as healthy as possibly; no MSG and all that jazz. Not that I would know where to get MSG if I wanted it.

What I really mean is, using lean chicken and vegetables and trying to stay away from carb overload. You’re probably thinking, butriceiwththaifoodissoooogood. I know. Trust me, I know. But on the next warm day of spring, sit out on your patio or deck (or OK, open a window in your apartment; that’s what I’ll be doing) and tell me a lettuce wrap isn’t way more satisfying than rice. Maybe? Kind of? At least humor me. You’ll feel better later.

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Spicy Thai chile peppers make everything better. Everything.

Get the recipe for Thai Chicken Basil Lettuce Wraps on the Parade magazine website!


10 Responses to "Thai Chicken Basil Lettuce Wraps"

  1. Simply Life says:

    oooh these look fabulous! I love lettuce wraps!

  2. Gia Grossman says:

    These look delicious! So cool they’re in Parade.

  3. Shannon says:

    love thai as well, and these look so fresh and tasty!!

  4. I love lettuce wraps. I keep trying to recreate PF Chang’s but to no avail… though I get pretty tasty results regardless.

  5. Megan says:

    I love Thai food as well. It’s my mission to start making Asian food at home. I make stir-fry a lot but that’s the extent of it. These lettuce wraps look so good!

  6. Juliana says:

    Beautiful and tasty lettuce wrap, I like the basil with chicken filling…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a lovely week 🙂

  7. umm, these look amazing. so fresh & delicious!

  8. Melanie says:

    I used to live in Thailand and found the cookbook “The Original Thai cookbook” by Jennifer Brennan to be one of the more authentic but not drive-you-crazy-with-ingredients. Which is important because I have no Thai delivery either. I feel your pain, see if you can try the book!

  9. Lettuce wraps are always fun and these look really good!

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