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Dinner tonight: Chicken lettuce wraps, summer squash salad

June 2, 2014 at 5:13 PM ET

Video: Chef Hung Huynh joins TODAY to cook chicken lettuce wraps with honey soy glaze and a summer squash salad with cherry tomato vinaigrette, the dish that voters on KLGandHoda.com decided is perfect for summer.

Looking for a healthy yet filling dish for dinner tonight? Chef Hung Huynh has it with his chicken lettuce wraps with honey soy glaze and summer squash salad with cherry tomato vinaigrette.

Chicken lettuce wraps

  • 1 chicken breast, cooked
  • 1 head of bibb lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, julienned
  • Soy honey glaze (recipe below)

Cut cooked chicken breast into strips. Place chicken, avocado, scallions, carrots and a spoonful of glaze into the center of a slice of lettuce. Roll up the wrap and enjoy.

Honey soy glaze 
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 cloves garlic- minced
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water

Put the soy sauce, orange juice, honey and garlic in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then let simmer until the mixture reduces by a third. 

Mix together the water and cornstarch in a separate bowl to make a paste. Add the paste to the glaze to thicken it up. Stir and serve.

Summer squash salad with cherry tomato vinaigrette

For the salad:
  • 1 large zucchini, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 large yellow squash, cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the vinaigrette:
  • 12 pieces of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives , chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil, chopped

To make the salad:

Toss all in a bowl and grill each side for about two minutes.

To make the vinaigrette:

Mix all in bowl and spoon over squash .


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