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Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Chicken Lettuce Wraps – a 30-minute meal that is healthy, light and lip-smacking good. It’s as good as those you can order at a restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian food, asian recipes, chicken dinner, heallthy recipes, low-carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 - 6 lettuce wraps
Calories 304kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

Chicken Sauce

  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine) or honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced or finely diced garlic
  • 1 large carrot , shredded carrot (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounce can water chestnuts drained and finely diced
  • 3 green onions , finely sliced (reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large head bibb lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  • 3-4 tablespoons sliced almonds or peanuts , for some crunch
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cilantro (optional)

Instructions

Chicken Sauce

  • In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce , rice vinegar, sriracha, oyster sauce , honey , almond butter, salt and sesame oil. Set aside.

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

  • Heat oil in a large skillet, then add ground chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes until chicken no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  • Next add onion, ginger and garlic- cook until fragrant - about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in carrots, cook for about a 1-2 minutes, followed by chestnuts and green onions. Be careful not to let the mixture burn. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Return the chicken and soy sauce mixture to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style, and garnished with sliced almonds and cilantro.

Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3190IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.9mg