Often foods that I love come from people that I love. This one is no exception. My good friend Sarah and I lived next to each other in Calgary when Regan was in Medical School. It was  time of such fun in our lives. We hung out with our littles ones a lot and got to become really good friends. One of the things we love to do (still) when we get together is to have food. Both of us love good food and so we are often sharing it with each other. This was a meal I had once at her house and it has become one of my favorite suppers. So easy and so good. Most of my kids love them too. I love the tanginess of the apple cider vinegar with the filling.

It’s the perfect recipe for leftovers. And it is quick too. And easy summer or spring time dinner that you can throw together. Win- Win.

Oriental Lettuce Wraps

Course Entrees


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 green pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 Tbsp chopped peanuts
  • 1 head crisp, cold iceberg lettuce

Spicy Vinegar Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown or white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon minced green onion tops


Spicy Vinegar Dipping Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients and set aside.

Lettuce Wraps

  • Heat oil in the large skillet. Add onion, pepper and garlic, saute until barely tender. Add chicken, rice, soy sauce, broth, ginger and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until heated through about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in peanuts. Transfer to serving bowl. Wash lettuce and pull off leaves, keeping them as intact as possible. Put leaves in another bowl.
  • To serve, have each person spoon some of the hot rice mixture onto a lettuce leaf and wrap like a taco. Wrapped leaves may be dipped in sauce.

Try it!!!