General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious!

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Are you knee deep in the holiday hoopla?

Things here have been downright nuts!

Trying to have a family get together is damn near impossible anymore. We have kids here in town, one in Seattle, and Mini-Me lives in Oregon now. So choreographing everyone in one place?

Ya, have fun with that!

Now, I love the holidays as much, if not more, than the next guy. I love the lights, the sounds, the smells, everything. But planning multiple celebrations, with all of the trappings, can begin to dull that holiday sparkle.

Being a food blogger, you know everyone expects well....they expect fabulous food and I love to supply that as much as I can. But sometimes I just need a little assistance. A shortcut, a hack, whatever you want to call it, Momma needs some help ASAP!

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

So, when I need that little helping hand, I turn to the frozen food aisle. I love the fact that I can find different kinds of cuisine right at my fingertips without the hard work.

My family's favorite lasagna comes from the frozen food aisle, many of our Mexican faves are there too. I love the fact that you can find just about any cuisine you can think of at any time or on any day.

One of our all-time favorite cuisines is Asian and we all know that some of our favorite restaurant dishes can be just a tad labor intensive if you try to make them at home. Then I found InnovAsian and all of the yummy products they have to offer! Everything from Sweet and Sour Chicken (Kevin's fave) to Beef and Broccoli, Shrimp Fried Rice, and (my favorite) this General Tso's Chicken. I big ol' puffy heart it and order it every time we go out.

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Now, I have quite a few appetizer recipes here on the blog. Some are easy, others are kinda fancy dancy and a few are a tad bit spendy. I decided that for this season of entertaining, I wanted tasty but simple. I wanted to be able to hang out and enjoy the kids and NOT stress out over the food.

Ask my kids about Mom stressing out. I drive them crazy. Mom, everything doesn't have to be perfect!

Haha, that statement just did not compute!

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


But, I am my worst critic anyway so the kids have finally gotten it into my head that I don't have to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end for it to be a wonderful celebration. And thank goodness they did. This specific evening ended up being so much fun!

We busted out board games, had Christmas music playing, enjoyed some eggnog, and some deeelish nibbles. These General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps being the hands-down winner of favorite new appetizer.

Nobody had a clue that they were not made from scratch!

I will take that as a HUGE holiday win!

Great food with no stress? Merry Christmas to me 😄


General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Yield: 8 wrapsAuthor: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious! #appetizer #Asian #chicken From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Quick and easy to make, these lettuce wraps take appetizers to the next level by combining that classic Chinese entree with a favorite appetizer. The result is nothing short of delicious!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

1 (18-ounce) box of InnovAsian Cuisine General Tso's Chicken
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup matchstick or shredded carrot ( I used the pre-cut carrots available in the produce area)* See Cook's Notes
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 head of butter lettuce, 8 leaves removed and washed
4 green onions, chopped

instructions

Cook the chicken per box instructions.
Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet, over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, water chestnuts, and soy sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally until the carrot and water chestnuts begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
Place a tablespoon of the carrot mixture into the center of a lettuce "cup". 
Top with chicken.
Sprinkle each wrap with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion.


Cook's Notes

If using shredded carrot VS matchstick, add carrots to the water chestnuts and soy sauce for the last minute of cooking.
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45 comments:

  1. I really had a great time with your post! I am looking forward to read more blog post regarding this! Well written!$$

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  2. Love General tso's chicken, the flavor was great and the lettuce presentation is beautiful.

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  3. Your pictures are making me so so hungry! The wraps look so good and healthy too! This is defo a recipe I am going to try!

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  4. OOh yum, this looks really delicious and the fact that it can be bought without it backfiring when cooking is a plus since you never know which brand has the best until you try them.

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  5. This look so yummy! Your pictures are really,really mouth watering. Loving the recipe too and quite easy to follow!

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  6. Would you believe I have seen lettuce wraps everywhere this month but I still not have had a chance to try them out yet. As I am a vegetarian I would love to use soy quorn chicken while I follow your delicious looking recipe x

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  7. What a fabulous recipe for General Tsos chicken lettuce wraps! I love that this scrumptious meal can be prepared quickly and easily. This is just the type of recipe that I look for on busy weeknights during the holiday season and beyond! And it looks flawlessly gourmet.

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    1. Thanks so much!! Yes, I think this would be perfect as an appetizer for the holidays :)

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  8. General Tso's chicken is so good and it is a family favourite. I like the idea of combining the chicken with lettuce wraps.

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  9. General Tso Chicken is one of my favorites. My hubby and son loves orange chicken, but this looks delish.

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    1. InnovAsian makes an Orange Chicken and a Sweet and Sour Chicken that we have used as lettuce wraps as well.

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  10. They look delicious! Never tried General Tso Chicken but I'll be buying it next time I'm going grocery shopping ;)

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  11. Those look delicious and like they'd hit the spot when I'm craving chinese food. Easy too!

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  12. this was a staple for me and my roommates in college. We would have this after our sorority meetings on Sundays and watch Netflix or something.

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  13. These lettuce wraps look absolutely amazing. I am big fan of Chinese food and I love it even more when its something that I can make at home.

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  14. Yum yum yum, General Tso's Chicken is my fave. Love your take on it with the lettuce wraps. When I hit the ground running with my 2018 health kick, I will def. be trying this out.

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  15. My daughter and I will eat the innovAsian meals at least once a week. I would have never thought to make lettuce wraps with them. Yum!

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  16. That is an awesome dinner/lunch option. Easy to make and super yummy!

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  17. You cannot beat general tso. I love the lettuce idea to make it nice and light.

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  18. These look so good and the lettuce wrap idea is so creative! I have never tried the innovAsian brand, but it looks awesome. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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    1. We love InnovAsian for those nights when neither of is really up to cooking a big meal. Delicious, quick, and easy wins for me :)

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  19. I love the idea of the heat from General Tsos chicken and the freshness of a lettuce wrap. Saving this one and looking forward to trying it.

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  20. This looks delicious!! I'm trying to imagine what it smells like. I've seen chicken lettuce wraps but haven't had that chance to try it yet. I will soon!!

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  21. It's been so long since I've enjoyed General Tsos chicken. I love this new twist to an old favorite.

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  22. These are two of my favorite things, lettuce wraps and general tso's chicken. I can't wait to try these out.

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  23. Ok say what? I am often scared of the frozen food aisle, but using it to make something different is genius! These look easy and delicious ! We are probably going to try these out this week!

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    1. That is awesome!! The frozen food aisle is my BFF for quick dinner ideas. That way, when we are tempted to get take out, I can just grab something from the freezer and BOOM dinner is done :)

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  24. Its lunch time here and reading your post makes me double hungry! Omg no more dieting for today :)

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  25. Oh wow these look so amazing. I love a good General tsos but eating it with rice isnt always that healthy. I love the idea of lettuce wraps. Definitely makes eating them more fresh and satisfying. Yum!

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    1. That is how I felt :) I love rice, but sometimes it is just too heavy. These wraps fill you up without weighing you down.

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  26. General Tso's Chicken Lettuce Wraps look so good! I'll try this recipe later at home. So yummy!

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  27. looks really delicious! Now I need to find where to buy the main ingredients. It will be perfect this New Year celebration!

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    1. I have found InnovAsian at most of the grocery stores I have been to, but here is their store locator https://www.innovasiancuisine.com/store-locator/

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  28. I think this is perfect for morning New Year! Yeah I would add this to our menu :)

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  29. I'm not sure we have General Tsos chicken in our supermarkets in the Uk - or at least I've never seen them. But I agree 100% with you, sometimes it's good to have a few family favourites in the freezer for whenever you need a helping hand at meal times x

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  30. OMG, that is amazing. I love lettuce wraps and I'll have to make these to fill them. Thanks!

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  31. These looks so simple, yet so yummy! I can't wait to try them!

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  32. My kids are obsessed with General Tsos Chicken. This would be perfect.

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  33. Oh this looks so yummy and looks so easy to make! I will definitely try this.

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  34. this general Tsos Chicken looks delicious. I am definitely saving this recipe for a party finger food tray.

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  35. OMG, these are going to be fantastic for tomorrow nights dinner, thanks so much for the recipe

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