Supper on the table in thirty minutes?
This has become my mantra for meals each night as I strive to keep my cooking time to under 45 minutes as I’m usually trying to get supper on between evening clients each day.
Believe it or not, it is possible, with just minimal menu planning & food prep on the weekend to have me ready for the week.
With spring trying to settle in and the temptation of warmer weather I am looking for meals that fit the season. Lettuce wraps are a perfect meal when the weather is nice. Fresh seasonal ingredients make them even more of a delicious delight!
Last week I prepared these fabulous buffalo chicken inspired lettuce wraps. Light, healthy and fast they were a huge hit with my kiddos.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper (just to taste)
3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
1 head of Boston lettuce
1 avocado, thinly sliced
grape tomatoes, sliced into halves
chopped green onion
fresh cilantro, chopped
Preparing The Dish:
*Removed excess fat from your chicken breast and slice the chicken into thin strips. Add to a bowl, then toss with the chipotle chili, onion and garlic powders, and black pepper.
*In a large pan, heat your olive or coconut oil, then add a layer of the chicken. Sauté’, on medium heat until the chicken is done, turning once while cooking.
*While your chicken is cooking, separate the lettuce leaves into whole pieces. This will serve as you wrap for the chicken.
*When the chicken is cooked through, place on a paper towel to drain excess oil from the chicken.
*Arrange the chicken, lettuce, avocado slices, grape tomatoes halves, green onion and cilantro on a platter for easy fixing at the table.
Or, if time allows, go ahead and assemble the lettuce wraps for easy grabbing.
You have to love the fresh flavors mixed with spice and crunch! Just perfect for a pretty spring evening supper.
Thirty minutes to supper!
What’s on your plate tonight?