(in chicken broth) transforms regular raw lettuce into a deeply tasty accompaniment! The leaves absorb tons of flavor as they sauté the garlic and broth, leaving you with an addictive, tasty, smoky meal.
Lettuce recipe braised in chicken broth
Lettuce is no longer just for salads! This cooked lettuce recipe (in chicken broth) will forever change how you feel about lettuce. Stewed in chicken and garlic broth, this easy dish is completely satisfying and ready to eat in 30 minutes.
If the idea of sautéed romaine lettuce worries you, think again. One bite of cooked lettuce and your opinion will change. Seriously! Simmering lettuce in chicken broth is just as delicious and even better than eating it raw.
Although this recipe is made with only 4 simple ingredients, it contains great flavor hits. The stew consists of lightly frying the lettuce, then letting it simmer like a stew to get all the flavor. It’s the perfect dish to make when you have more lettuce than you know what to make (kind of like my lettuce soup) or when you crave something delicious next to dinner.
Tip: Dealing with a lot of lettuce? This is the best way to store your vegetables!
We’re all familiar with raw lettuce in green salads, right? Those crunchy, juicy bites are always refreshing, and while the taste is nothing special, raw lettuce is always nutritious!
When cooked, the flavors of lettuce range from nothing special to deliciously incredible. The leaves wilt as they simmer, just like most leafy greens, and become tender when they finish cooking. They also absorb the flavors of garlic cloves and broth, giving them lots of salty and smoky flavors.
How to cook
lettuce in chicken broth
Sautéed lettuce is easy to cook in a pan with a little garlic and chicken broth. Here’s how it’s done:
Wash and dry the lettuce leaves, then cut them into quarters
Pour the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. Brown the garlic and then add the lettuce cut into quarters.
Sauté until the lettuce begins to brown.
Flip, then add the chicken broth.
When the broth begins to boil, lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve!
How to Serve
Cooked lettuce is typically served as a garnish in the stewed sauce so you can enjoy the deep flavors. If you want to take it to a higher level, serve the lettuce over pasta or rice, throw it on a sandwich, or serve it alongside homemade dinner favorites.
instead of chicken broth
- – Make this recipe with vegetable broth, meat broth or bone broth.
- What type of lettuce is better? Any kind! For this recipe, I used buttercrunch lettuce because that’s what we grow. You can use the variety Bibb, Romaine, iceberg or any lettuce you like.
- Instead of lettuce: try this recipe with cabbage, bok choy, endive or another type of leafy green!
- For added flavor: Sauté cooked lettuce in a splash of soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, ginger, onions, dried chili flakes or oyster sauce.
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- Creamy vegetables Ziti
- Fried rice with lettuce
- Egg soup Summer pasta