Asian Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Dorot combine my favorite summer foods – grilled chicken, basil, and lots of raw veggies!
I can’t believe we’re already into June! We’ve been loving using our grill year round here in Austin, but I’m using it even more now that the temps are going up and I’m just not as excited about firing up the oven.
I’m curious to know how all of you cook in the summertime. Do you grill? Crock-pot? Pressure cook?? Or maybe you just eat lots of raw salads and smoothies? I do all of the above, but since this is the first year we’ve had a grown-up grill, I have a feeling we’ll be doing most of our cooking out there. It’s just so easy to clean up and everything tastes better grilled!
Can I tell you about one of my actually for real favorite things? I like to be transparent, so that’s why the very first thing you see is that this post is sponsored, but please know that all of the opinions are always my own! Today I’m using the most magical frozen herb cubes brought to you by Dorot. I first discovered these back in college and they were a total lifesaver! I most often bought the frozen basil and cilantro cubes, and then I’d always have fresh herbs on hand for a quick recipe. It saved me so much money, not having to buy a bundle of expensive fresh herbs, only to use a few snips and then have them go bad. When Dorot reached out to me to create a summer recipe using one of their herbs, I said yes immediately!
There’s a few awesome things you should know about Dorot:
#1. The frozen herb cubes you buy in the store are harvested and then flash frozen within 90 minutes, so they’re crazy fresh!
#2. There’s a two year shelf life, so you don’t have any reason to run out of garlic, onions, herbs, or ginger.
#3. The herbs are individually portioned, so you just pop out however many cubes you need and put the rest back in the freezer for later! No chopping, no measuring, and no clean-up.
I bought my Dorot cubes this week at our local grocery store, HEB, but they’re also sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Target, and most other major grocery stores! You’ll find them in the frozen vegetable section – my guess is that you’ve seen them a million times, but never picked them up. Did I mention they’re cheaper than buying fresh herbs?? It really doesn’t get any better.
These wraps are so refreshing and filling and I just can’t get enough of them! The good news is, they’re guilt free, so feel free to eat as many as your heart desires. I recommend getting your chicken marinating in the morning before work and then when you get home, all that’s left it to chop up the veggies, whisk together the super satisfying peanut sauce, and grill the chicken strips! It’s a 3 step kind of meal, and my friends at Dorot are rockstars for creating such a bomb product that makes it so easy.
Here’s to summer!
- 2 lbs raw, boneless skinless chicken tenders
- 1 lime, juiced
- 8 frozen basil Dorot cubes
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1/2 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- Whisk together lime juice, basil, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and salt.
- Add chicken tenders to marinade and place in fridge for 2-12 hours.
- In a large bowl, stir together cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, carrots, and purple cabbage, and refrigerate until ready to use.
- For peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, sriracha, ground ginger, and water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- When chicken is done marinating, grill over high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, flipping until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- To assemble wraps, lay out individual leaves of butter lettuce, and layer with cut up chicken, veggies, and drizzle with peanut sauce. Serve immediately or store in fridge until ready to eat!
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins