TLish Asian Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps
September 13, 2015
Jennifer Hagler Photography
By Buffy York
So my friend Tiffany Denson started making her famous dressing, TLish, many years ago. The first time I saw it she was selling it at Christmas time bottled in Mason Jars at a local Birmingham retailer. Before I knew it, she was using a bottling company and her Sweet Garlic Dressing could be found locally in Whole Foods and several grocery stores around town. Tiffany then expanded her line to add two more flavors, Asian Sesame and Chipotle, and her market has slowly grown outside of the Birmingham area. However, in the past few weeks TLish has gone from a few regional markets to over 1000 Publix stores!!! Let’s reflect on that a minute people. Mason Jars to 1000 Publix! That is huge and awesome and there is a reason. This stuff is so good! In the coming weeks I am going to share a few recipes using all three of her flavors for different dishes but today Tiffany is hooking us up with a super easy week night crowd pleaser using her Asian Sesame Dressing. I’m sure you were wondering what to cook tonight. Enjoy!
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Coconut Rice
2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
3 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
5-6 scallions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 pounds boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts, chopped and or diced
1 cup of T.Lish Asian Sesame
2-3 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
2-3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
I large head of Bibb lettuce
Garnish with peanuts, fresh cilantro and limes**(optional)
1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is warm, add 1-2 tablespoon of coconut oil. Sauté the chopped chicken, breaking into smaller pieces. Pour off liquid from chicken as needed to help chicken cook evenly. Once cooked, set aside.
2. In the same skillet, add ¼ cup T.Lish Asian Sesame and cook the bell pepper, carrots, and green onions over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are soft.
3. Add the chicken back into the skillet. Add more T.Lish Asian Sesame, as well as Thai Chili and Soy sauce to taste. Let simmer 5-6 minutes until slightly thickened.
4. Prepare the lettuce. Remove skillet from heat and spoon mixture into lettuce wraps, garnish with crushed peanuts, limes and chopped cilantro.
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 1/4 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, water, and salt. Stir in rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender.