You read that right. These lettuce wraps are no joke. Dr. Atkins is saluting them from his cloud in heaven. How could this much flavor be packed into such a low carb treat? Is it a miracle? Did God communicate this recipe to me from atop the mountain like Moses on Mount Sinai? The answer to all these questions is “You damn skippy!” This creation has absolutely nothing to do with the fact there was no bread in my house. Poppycock to those heretics who suggest otherwise. And the crowd of one I served it was certainly happy and surprised by the result. She too doubted that it would work. But I converted her into a believer. Can I get an amen?
Total time: approximately 45 minutes
Projected cost: $8
Drinking buddy: CHASING GINGER TAIL
Ingredients (serves 2)
1. 2 large lettuce leaves
2. 1 tbsp CALIVIRGIN olive oil
3. 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
4. Mayonnaise at your discretion
5. 1/2 onion cut in strips
6. 2 chicken breasts or 4 tenderloins
7. 1/2 tomato sliced thinly
8. 1 handful mozzarella cheese
9. 1/2 pear sliced thinly
Marinate the chicken with barbecue sauce.
Heat up the olive oil in a pan. Throw in the onion, push to one side, and start grilling. Add the chicken to the other side of the pan. Once the bottom side of the chicken cooks through (approx 2 min), flip and cover with cheese. Cover the pan and cook until the other side cooks and the cheese melts (approx 2 min).
Spread the mayo (if you like) on the lettuce. Evenly lay out the tomato and pear slices. Next add the grilled onions and cooked chicken. Tightly roll the contents up in the lettuce leaf and cut down the middle.