Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mango chicken curry lettuce wraps

This is a cool & refreshing warm weather recipe that comes together in minutes. It's crunchy meets creamy meets sweet meets spicy...kinda covering all the bases with this one.

This recipe a great light main course or a cute starter to serve if you are entertaining.  And who doesn't like eating with their hands when given the chance?

serves 6

3/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
2 T. lime juice
1 t. yellow curry powder
1 T. mango chutney
1 chopped green onion - white & green
2 T. chopped mint
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
kosher salt & pepper

1 rotisserie chicken - cooled, shredded & chilled (about 4 cups)
1 mango, peeled & diced - about 1 cup

2 Persian cucumbers - diced
1 head Bibb lettuce
1/4 c. roasted, salted sunflower seeds without shells
Sriracha hot sauce (optional), to taste

In a large bowl, mix together yogurt, lime juice, curry powder, chutney, green onion, mint & cilantro.  Stir to combine & season with salt & pepper to taste.

Fold chilled chicken and diced mango into the dressing and stir until evenly coated.  Spoon chicken-mango mixture into separated lettuce leaves, like a taco.  Top with diced cucumber, a sprinkle of sunflower seeds & a drizzle of Sriracha.