Honey-Soy-Garlic Chicken Lettuce Wraps w/Black Bean & Corn Salsa

While the name is incredibly cumbersome, the recipe, I assure you, is not. I am mostly about quick, easy, whole food, nutrition, and these wraps fit the bill.

Prep & Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

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You will need:

Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (can use gluten-free)
  • 1 garlic clove

Salsa:

  • 1/2 cup canned corn (or fresh, should you have it)
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinse and drained
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (can use gluten-free)
  • 1 garlic clove

Wraps:

  • about 10 full lettuce leaves, washed and dried

For the chicken. Put the oil, honey, and soy in a skillet and bring to medium heat. Cut the chicken breasts into one-inch cubes and mince the garlic. Once the pan is warm, add the chicken and garlic to the skillet and stir occasionally until chicken is cooked through; about 15 minutes. While this chicken is cooking, you can make the salsa. Once the chicken is cooked through, turn the heat up to high to get a nice, crispy sear on the chicken. Turn off heat and transfer to serving dish.

For the salsa. While the chicken is cooking, cube the tomato and roughly chop the onion and garlic. Put these three ingredients in a food processor and pulse on low until desired texture (smaller than originally chopped, but still chunky). Put the corn and rinsed beans in a bowl and add the tomato/onion/garlic mixture. Add soy sauce and honey and stir well. Salt & pepper to taste.

Use utensils (or fingers!) to place chicken inside lettuce leaves and garnish generously with salsa. This should yield about 5 wraps each for two people.

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