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Instant Pot Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These 30-minute Instant Pot Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps are light, crisp, and make for an easy weeknight dinner. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy, low carb
Keyword Chicken, healthy, Instant Pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 lettuce cups (give or take)
Author Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken, boneless and skinless Can be thighs or breasts; look for cruelty-free ethically-raised
  • 2 heads of romaine or bibb lettuce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 TBSP fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • 4 TBSP hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP raw honey
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 serrano pepper or chili pepper, grated/minced

Toppings.

  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 3 Kirby cucumbers, sliced into spears *See notes
  • 3 scallions, sliced into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin spears
  • 1/2 cup crushed or chopped peanuts
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges for serving

Hoisin Drizzle. (Optional)

  • 4 TBSP hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar

Instructions

  • Cook the jasmine rice as per the directions on the package. While the rice cooks, move onto the other things.
  • Whisk the oils, lime juice, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and hot pepper together in a large bowl until well combined; set aside.
  • Place the chicken into the Instant Pot, then transfer the sauce mixture into the Instant Pot over the chicken. Close the lid (follow the manufacturer's guide for instructions if needed). Set the Instant Pot to the Manual setting, and set the timer to 12 minutes on high pressure. Ensure that the steam valve is set to 'sealing'.
  • In the meantime, wash and prep the lettuce, cucumbers, scallions, and bell pepper; set aside onto a serving platter.
  • When the Instant Pot cycle is done, carefully turn the steam valve and let all of the steam release. Once the steam is done releasing, carefully unlock and remove the lid from the Instant Pot. Once the steam rises, take two forks and shred the chicken until you have pulled chicken. Stir the chicken around to coat it in the sauce and let it sit for a few minutes to soak up the flavors.
  • Transfer the chicken to a large serving bowl. Do the same with the rice, and serve along with the lettuce, veggies, crushed peanuts, and lime wedges.

Hoisin Drizzle. (Optional)

  • Mix the hoisin and vinegar in a small bowl until well combined.

Notes

Kirby cucumbers are small cucumbers. They can be wrapped up in packages of six or so and found in the produce section.