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As a busy Mom, making a quick chicken dinner that my kids will eat scores a home-run in my book! Even better if it includes some type of vegetable. I recently came up with a way to incorporate crispy chicken which my kids like to eat, some veggies which I like them to eat and some dipping sauces for chicken to make it fun.
This recipe for Crispy Chicken Lettuce Wraps is great for kids of all ages. Even my teens enjoyed making their own and picking which dipping sauce to try!
I have four teenagers, all involved in sports and with busy schedules. That makes me busy too! I love having the base of a meal all ready in the freezer so that I can just add a few things and call it dinner. I purchased the Tyson Chicken Fries used in this recipe at Sam's Club and was surprised to find that I could get the rest of the ingredients I needed there as well. I took a bunch of pictures on my shopping trip, if you'd like to check them out! As you can see from the photo below, I found everything I needed in one stop.
Normally I shop with a list. In this case I went to pick up the Chicken Fries and was inspired after seeing all sorts of veggies to incorporate in the wrap. Normally I make homemade sauces but I thought it would be fun to come up with some simple ingredient combinations that even my teenagers could make. Using a base of ranch dressing, the possibilities are endless!
Bake the Chicken Fries as directed. Meanwhile, wash and blot dry lettuce leaves, cut up veggies, and make the dipping sauces.
When the Chicken fries are hot and crispy, assemble the lettuce wraps by placing 2-3 chicken fries in the middle of the lettuce, adding any desired veggies or sauce and wrapping the lettuce around the filling. See the video below for a demonstration of how to assemble the wraps.
You don't have to stop at the Dipping Sauces for Chicken that I used. The possibilities are endless. I've listed a few more ideas in the right column.
If you've never made a lettuce wrap, it's a lot like making a wrap with a tortilla. Here is a quick demo to show you how:
Now, if for some reason your kids just won't eat their veggies... you could just serve the Chicken Fries with the sauce and call it a night!
If you like this recipe, you might like these Quick Chicken Dinner recipes as well.
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If you have any other suggestions for dipping sauces or toppings for this, please add them in the comments below!
I did a little experiment when I made this recipe. I tried cooking the chicken on a pan with no foil, on a pan lined with regular foil, and on a pan with non-stick foil. Result... There was no difference. The chicken didn't stick to any of the pans and it cooked evenly on all three pans as well.
If you use bottled ranch salad dressing as a base. You can add a number of other ingredients to create a new taste. A few other ideas:
Cucumber Ranch Dressing
Combine 1/2 cup of Ranch Dressing with 1/2 cucumber, 1 green onion and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
Avacado Ranch Dressing
Combine 3/4 cup of Ranch Dressing with 1 peeled and pitted avacado in a blender and blend until smooth
Mexican Ranch Dressing
Combine 3/4 cup of Ranch Dressing with 1/4 cup of salsa. Either stir to combine or blend until smooth.