Thai Chicken with Lettuce

Easy and delicious Thai Chicken with Lettuce

Easy Cooking is going
skinny…hehe not really but I am trying to lower my “carb and
calorie” intake and drink homemade juices twice a day. Getting
healthier, more fit and energetic before my upcoming birthday…
usually never stick to my New Year Resolutions, most people I think
don’t but I wanted to change my sleeping habits and I actually did.
Going in bed way before midnight, turning off everything was huge for
me, and getting up with roaster (around 5am) without waiting for 5
extra minutes in the bed is also pretty shocking-but it’s all part of
changing your life-style…and if my body is screaming for a change
most definitely it shouldn’t be ignored.
as I was going through the website Skinny Ms which is full of
amazing and healthy recipes-some original, some shared by other
bloggers so I found this recipe that was actually shared by well known as I would call her blogging
celebrity Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen. I
adore her recipes, and I also love Thai cuisine so this was must
try, which is pretty quick for me to make myself a nice, light but
also flavorful lunch.
a tweak here and there from the original recipe, I savored this
mouthwatering lunch on today’s gloomy afternoon. Just a quick note that I did made original recipe that I saw on Skinny Ms. and it was
delicious, but thought to post my version. However, Jadens’ definitely inspired me.
ladies this would be perfect for Superbowl Sunday, and if your man
start to fuss “oh I don’t wanna eat lettuce” just put the chicken
in between the buns and I am sure he will love it (clear the naughty thoughts). Flavor is spicy, bit
sour from the lime and fantastic balance between each and every bite.

Easy, light, flavorful and delicious Thai Chicken with Lettuce

slightly adapted from courtesy of Steamy Kitchen
  • 1
    Tbs. Vegetable oil + 1/2 tsp. more
  • 1
    Chicken breast, cut into long strips.
  • 2
    shallots, diced
  • 2
    clove garlic, very finely minced
  • 1
    fresh chilies or Jalapeño, minced (or up to your preferences)
  • 1 tsp. Fish sauce
  • 1
    tsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 1/2
    lime, juiced
  • 1
    tsp. low-sodium Soy sauce(lite)
  • Splash of water, about 1/8 cup (1 oz)
  • 1 lettuce head, leaves washed and separated
  • Cilantro or Thai basil, less than handful 
  1. Heat
    the wok with the oil, or use saute/fry pan and add the chicken
  2. Cook
    until chicken is almost golden on the outside.
  3. Add
    rest of the oil and put diced shallots, minced garlic and chilies; stir fry for next few minutes just to make them softer. 
  4. In
    a meanwhile mix in a small bowl soy sauce, fish sauce, red curry
    paste and lime juice; Pour it in the wok/pan over chicken little bit at the time; Add just a splash of water, stir and let it cook for the next 2-3 minutes; cover until ready for serving. 
  5. Serve
    it in the lettuce as a wrap or on the salad, over rice or even put in buns for a sandwich. Also you could garnish it with extra red chili peppers or flakes and cilantro or Thai basil. 
I wish you could smell my kitchen now…who needs air-freshener when we can cook homemade meal, because nothing smells better in my opinion. 
Like any seasoning you should add to your taste and preferences. If you find it too salty you can certainly add bit of water to adjust, but please when you mix together soy sauce, fish sauce, red curry paste pour little bit at the time over the chicken and taste each time. That way you will truly reach what you like. 

I am wishing you wonderful the rest of the week, and I will see you soon with perhaps one more skinny recipe! 
your friend, 

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