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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The Holidays and Holiday meals are coming upon us rather quickly.  Jeff and I love to indulge in the fare of the season, so we will be bringing you some traditional recipes with a healthier twist.  Also on the agenda are quite a few more lighter recipes to help mitigate some of the caloric damage that our bodies go through during the Holidays.

I love this recipe because it’s flavorful and low in carbohydrates.  Lettuce takes the place of bread or tortillas as the vehicle that moves the chicken and vegetable mixture from plate to mouth.  This is a perfect meal for an office lunch.  Prepare your lettuce ahead of time, and pack it up in a plastic bag.  Add the rest to a Tupperware, and you are good to go!  The celery, carrots, onion, and lettuce provide a wonderful crunch, while the chicken and sauce provide a rich and hearty flavor.

You could spend a lot of money ordering these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps at a restaurant, or you could make them at home and have 5 times the meal!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

2 large stalks of celery

3/4 cup carrots

1/2 small red onion

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 tablespoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

1 dash fish sauce

2 tablespoons corn starch

2 tablespoons cold water

1 head lettuce

1.  Chop the chicken and vegetables fine, and add to a medium sized mixing bowl.

Chicken Celery Carrots Red Onions

2.  Add the soy sauce, chili sauce, fish sauce, and spices to the bowl.  Mix well.

Sweet Chili sauce Mix

3.  Add the sesame oil to a medium sized pan, and heat on medium high heat.

4.  Add the vegetable and chicken mixture to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is done.

Cooking

5.  Mix the corn starch and water together, and add to the chicken.  Cook for about 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.  Remove from heat.

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6.  Remove individual lettuce leaves from the head, and cut into smaller pieces if desired.

7.  Serve warm.  Add part of the chicken vegetable mixture to a leaf of lettuce, roll, and eat.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 large stalks of celery
  • 3/4 cup carrots
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 dash fish sauce
  • 1 head lettuce
Instructions
  1. Chop the chicken and vegetables fine, and add to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add the soy sauce, chili sauce, fish sauce, and spices to the bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add the sesame oil to a medium sized pan, and heat on medium high heat.
  4. Add the vegetable and chicken mixture to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is done.
  5. Mix the corn starch and water together, and add to the chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Remove from heat.
  6. Remove individual lettuce leaves from the head, and cut into smaller pieces if desired.
  7. Serve warm. Add part of the chicken vegetable mixture to a leaf of lettuce, roll, and eat.
Serving size: 190g Calories: 189 Fat: 5.3g Carbohydrates: 11.7 Protein: 22.9

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By crystal sykes

Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

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