The Real Way To Make Leuttce-Wrapped Chicken and Cashews

It’s Monday and the kitchen was ON FIRE. After a long day in the pits of midtown, we needed to have a few Miller Lights and make a banging Chicken and Cashew dish. This was inspired by the infamous Chicken and Pine nut plate from Englewood, NJ’s Baumgarts Cafe.


The final product (ignore the fried shrimp in the background)

What did I learn from this? – I’ve never actually fried anything with corn starch before. I gotta say, it was pretty good.

Without further ado, the recipe.

  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into squares
  • 6 Miller Lights
  • 1 Container of unsalted cashews (can use pine nuts if you’re feeling like a baller)
  • 1 Head of lettuce 
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or olive oil, who cares anyway?)
  • 1 Cup of rice wine/ vinegar (I’m pretty sure they’re the same, right?)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • As much cayenne pepper as you can handle
  • Hit of salt, pepper and sugar

The supplies


  1. Cut the chicken breast into small cubes. The smaller the better. Remember, you’ll be stuffing this into a piece of lettuce later on.
  2. Cut the bell pepper and put to the side
  3. Slowly add the rice wine and corn starch until the chicken is pretty firm, yet still moist. Sprinkle with pepper. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

    preparing that chicken

    Looking good

  4. Combine a little water with the soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Mix.
  5. Heat 1/2 the oil in a pan on medium, once warm add the chicken. Cook until the chicken turns white. Set aside.
  6. Heat  the other half of oil in another pan and slightly fry the pepper for 2-4 minutes.
  7. Add the sauce contraption and the chicken and cook the sauce down with the rest of the chicken. Add cashews after 5 minutes.

    Fry fry fryyyy

  8. Wash the lettuce and peel apart, ensuring not to rip the pieces.
  9. Serve with whatever beer you have left.
chicken and cashews

Final product!


What did you think? Tweet @omgletsbbq or leave a comment below!








New York Themed Shooter Sandwich for Super Bowl 48

Super Bowl 48 was yesterday and the entire country is still full. It’s almost as good as Easter, Thanksgiving or even Christmas Eve (my personal favorite). The OMG crew is currently compiling a list of all of the amazing food that was cooked over the weekend for a massive recap post. In the meantime, we wanted to share a really unique Shooter Sandwich  that was created by TheGreenShepard on Reddit. He created not only a Sandwich Shooter, but themed the ingredients for NY/ NJ Italians. Check out his photo recap below.


Friday Night Bake Session: GuacaFrohli Field For The Super Bowl

The below post is written by Jon Frohlinger. He will be contributing a variety a different type of content but mist notably, “Friday Night Bake Sessions.” A column where Jon documents his homemade dinner experiences. 
Well hello there friends and family!

Today on we are going over how to make a wonderful easy Guaca”Frohli” for your party needs.  Girls love guacamole because it has a lot of “healthy” fat.  Anything healthy they like.  But onto the recipe.

  • 6 avocados
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 beautiful beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 shotglass full of a soy sauce/mustard mix
  • 1 packet of shredded cheese
  • 8oz of Sour Cream
  • Salt & Pepper

Cut avocados and mash.  Cut onions super small.  Everybody always thinks they are putting too many onions in their guac, WRONG.  This is the key to the guac and you can never have too much. Cut tomatoes like tomatoes.

Put everything in a bowl and mix.  Then, twist the salt and pepper mill over the guac for about 12 seconds.  You should be able to see a the salt and pepper on top visibility to know you’ve got a solid amount.  Pop the mustard and soy sauce in and mix it up.

Now, for this go around in the Super Bowl spirit I decided to utilize the guacamole as the football field on top of my seven layer dip football field!!! I put some cheese for the end done, and put some sour cream in a ziploc.  Use a needle to create a small whole in the bottom corner, and you’ve got yourself a neat way to draw on the field.

Eat and enjoy.  After all, it ain’t a Super Bowl party without either A) Frohli, or B) GuacaFrohli


Friday Night Bake Session: Perogies With Mrs. T

Ladies and gentlemen, it comes with great pleasure to introduce the first contributor to OMG Let’s BBQ, Jon Frohlinger. He will be contributing a variety a different type of content but mist notably, “Friday Night Bake Sessions.” A column where Jon documents his homemade dinner experiences. His post below. 

Women love a lot of things in life. Most notably Ryan gosling Buzzfeed articles, Bloomingdale Family Sales and Mrs. T’s perogies.

Friday night and no time to Seamless?! No problem! Mrs. T is here to save the day. Simply follow timing on the instructions sheet, load these pups into a big pot of boiling water and salt and pepper to taste!

Friday nights have never gotten off to such good starts…

finished perogies


A 4.5lb Stuffed Sandwich? See what the “Shooter Sandwich” is all about

If you are a frequent visitor to Reddit like I am, at one point or another you may have ran into this little cooking project called the Shooter Sandwich. A genius, somewhere thought to take a massive piece of bread, cut a hole in it, gut it and stuff it with everything amazing like filet mignon, bacon, cheese and anything else you could dream of. hosting information server information Last Saturday I caved and finally made one for myself. After a few bloody marys and a $75 dollar trip to the neighborhood Key Foods I was ready for action.

The final product


So, what did you think? Was this enough to convince you to make your own? Let me know in the comments.