Chinese New Year dinner in a quick sec (& it's Paleo!)

Ali Hedin | Chinese Chicken Wraps

Before I had children I hosted a Chinese New Year dinner every year!  I loved it.  It's a great excuse for a party and not one that most people in Seattle seem to think of.  Or we remember the day of because the kids come home from their assembly super excited about dragons and envelops with coins inside.  

I don't entirely know why I stopped.  Probably being overwhelmed by three kids did it.  But I'm determined to bring it back.  Even if it's just for the five of us - I will bring it back.  If you are more ambitious (or if I get more ambitious?) host a few friends and enjoy.

This dinner is one of the simplest dinners you can make - and it's so good.  Like addictive good.  If you need to scale the recipe, download Weeknight Society and you can adjust to as many as 12 servings within the app.  

Ali Hedin | Chinese Chicken Wraps


serves 4


Cook chicken with garlic and onion until chicken is browned. 



Mix hoisin, soy, vinegar, honey, ginger, chili oil, and stock in a bowl.



Add chestnuts, scallions, zucchini, and bell pepper to the pan then pour over the sauce.



Cook until veggies are softened. 



Serve on butter lettuce

2 lb ground chicken

2 cloves garlic

1 onion

¼ cup hoisin

2 tbs soy sauce

1 tbs rice vinegar

1 tbs grated ginger

2 tbs honey

1 tbs chili oil

¼ cup chicken stock

1 can water chestnuts, chopped

4 scallions, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped


1 head butter lettuce


Ali Hedin Chinese Chicken Wraps
Ali Hedin | Chinese Chicken Wraps
Ali Hedin | Chinese Chicken Wraps
Ali Hedin | Chinese Chicken Wraps

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