Quick Recipes for Parties: Thai Chicken Wrap
- 1 head of Butter Lettuce
- 2 cucumbers sliced thinly
- Carrots (julienne cut)
- bean sprouts
- Peanut butter (for peanut sauce)
- 2 tbs of water
- 2 tbs of vinegar
- 1 tbs of sugar
- 2 tbs toasted sesame
- Teriyaki Chicken
My family hosted a Thanksgiving party at our home this year. I guess we’re known for hosting parties, but we don’t do Thanksgiving parties every year. Anyway, this year I helped my mom prep a lot of different dishes including a turkey, mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie soup, biscuits, and this dish— Thai Chicken wrap.
This dish is simple and easy to prepare. I know how stressful party planning can be, and sometimes you just don’t have enough time to prepare a lot of food. So this dish is really great, because it has a great shortcut to it and I’m sure a lot of people will love it. It was a great hit at our Thanksgiving party.
One of the key things to this dish is that you don’t have to make the teriyaki chicken from scratch. If you have time to do so, or prefer to do so, then go for it. However, we didn’t have time to make it from scratch, so we bought the frozen kind you can get at Sam’s club. It was decently priced, around $11. Just heat it up and slice up the chicken before you serve the dish.
Another key thing to this dish is the type of lettuce you use. Butter lettuce is preferred because it is able to form a wrap more readily than other types of lettuce, and it has a nice flavor and crunch to it.
The cucumbers were sliced thinly and marinated in a vinegar, sugar sauce. We also made a peanut sauce to go with this dish. Just take 1-2 tbs of peanut butter (creamy or chunky, whichever you prefer) and add 2 tbs of water. Sometimes you’ll require more, depending on the consistency you prefer for your sauce. Heat it up in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and then whisk the sauce together. You can add garlic chili to the sauce for an extra kick, but I left it out for those who can’t handle spicy foods. Also you can add 1/2 tbs of sesame oil to the sauce and 1/2 tbs of sugar as well. Adjust to your taste, depending on the amount you make.
I really like this dish, because it’s interactive as well. People can choose what they want in their wrap, and choose the amount that goes in as well. This is a really quick recipe/dish that you could serve at any party, with minimal preparation.
Try it out at your next party!