Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mango Chicken Curry Lettuce Wraps

There are going to be lots of snacks on this page in the near future.

Why? Because snacks rock.

I am a giant snack fan. They're easy, you usually get to eat them with your hands (utensil haters unite), and some scientists even think that eating snacks frequently instead of eating a few larger meals a day can help you lose weight and boost your energy.

Snacks rock.

So do these lettuce wraps. These were part of a giant snacks for dinner meal we had one night, and these were the star of the show. Everyone in my family ate these up like they were candy.

They might be better than candy.

This chicken salad is also pretty healthy. In almost all mayo based recipes I substitute at least half of the mayo for greek yogurt, but I kept some in this recipe because I think it adds a distinct sort of taste. If you want to use all mayo or no mayo that's up to you. Just play around.

You also don't have to make these in lettuce wraps... oooh, ideas.

You could put these on a nice brioche role, in some pita bread, or even in a tortilla and wrap and roll it up.

Basically you could do anything you want, but I love lettuce wraps and I think the coolness of butter lettuce leaves really compliments the boldness of some of these flavors. Whatever you do, these lettuce wraps are a great family meal or snack for summer. Make them. Just do it.

Mango Chicken Curry Lettuce Wraps

12.5oz (1 can) of premium canned white chicken meat
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 mango, diced
1 jalapeno, diced with ribs and seeds removed
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more if desired)
salt and pepper
1 head butter lettuce, washed and leaves separated

1. In a medium sized bowl combine chicken, mayo, yogurt, bell peppers, mano, jalapeno, cilantro, curry powder, red pepper flakes and blend until everything is well combined
2. Season with salt and pepper and more curry/red pepper if desired. I also added more yogurt because I wanted a creamier consistency
3. Serve with lettuce

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