Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chicken, Mango, and Rice....Oh My!

Last night little j had a girl scout hot dog roast. Big J and I, while there and happy to assist, did not partake in the hot dog eating. For one thing, I just don't think roasting over an open fire made with duraflame is the best way to go. Most of the girls ended up with blackened dogs that were still cold. The marshmallows weren't much better. You could tell little j was a seasoned roaster because she refused to have hers black.

We got home about 6 p.m. with Big J and I hungry for something quick, easy, and flavorful. I had planned to make Chicken, Rice, and Mango, in Lettuce Wraps, but the rice takes 45 minutes and I didn't know if Big J wanted to wait. Thankfully, he did.

This was an incredibly easy and satisfying meal. The only change I made to the recipe was not tossing the chicken with lime vinaigrette -- I did, however, squeeze some fresh lime and drizzle a little olive oil over just-off-the-grill, shredded chicken. It was divine and I can see using that element of the meal with a variety of dishes.

One note about the dish in general: It is really easy to overload your lettuce leaf. It is sort of like loading up on toppings at Mamacita's Sunday night taco bar (you LG people know what I'm talking about!). You have to eat some with a fork before you can actually wrap the lettuce leaf around it!


Crafty Mama said...

I love lettuce wraps! I've never made them with mango though, that sounds excellent. Where did you find this recipe?

That Girl said...

I got it off Epicurious, my go-to site for recipes. The dressing is really great on salad as well. It is sort of an Asian-flavored dressing.