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Cook the Book: Chicken Lettuce Cups

[Photographs: Ben Fink]

When I sat down to choose recipes for this week's Cook the Book featuring Guy Fieri Food, things got real meaty real fast.

Pounds of bacon, hulking briskets, steaks, and more than a few chickens made their way onto my grocery list, but I was determined to include at least one recipe that could be construed as vaguely healthy (not that the word "healthy" is in Fieri's vernacular).

Our healthy Guy Fieri-approved recipe this week comes in the form of these Chicken Lettuce Cups. Full of diced veggies and Asian-inspired ingredients, these lettuce cups are a big crowdpleaser with caramel-y bites of chicken and crushed, fried wonton skins wrapped up in a crisp leaf of iceberg.

Similar to another favorite lettuce wrap (cough, P.F. Chang's, cough) these have a great salty-sweet thing going but are loaded with many more vegetables for great crunch and visual appeal, plus sesame seeds and peanuts for nuttiness.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are wonderful for warm weather grazing—these have already been on my summer dinner table many times this season. The chilled iceberg leaves are refreshing, especially with a cold beer or two, but are also enjoyable at room temperature.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Guy Fieri Food to give away this week.

Reprinted with permission from Guy Fieri Food by Guy Fieri. Copyright © 2011. Published by William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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