Valley Fig Growers

Grilled Chicken and California Fig Lettuce Wraps

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

1 pound thin chicken breast cutlets

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup Spiced Fig Not Ketchup, divided

1 head Bibb lettuce (also called Boston lettuce or butter lettuce), washed, leaves separated

1 cup shredded red cabbage

½ cup canned water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped

½ cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Mission Figs, chopped

¼ cup peanuts, chopped

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high (400 degrees).
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the chicken until cooked through, 3-4 minutes on each side, brushing generously with Spiced Fig Not Ketchup. Set the chicken aside to cool, then chop it.
  4. Lay 8 lettuce leaves out on a large platter. Divide the red cabbage evenly among the lettuce leaves, then top with the grilled chicken, water chestnuts, chopped figs, peanuts and cilantro. Drizzle with the remaining Spiced Fig Not Ketchup.
  5. Serve immediately.

PRO TIP: Lettuce wraps are a great way to serve any kind of grilled meat, especially for those trying to cut down on bread. In addition to Bibb lettuce, try romaine, red leaf lettuce or even small cabbage leaves.

Recipe by Erika Kerekes of Not Ketchup.