Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps


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chicken lettuce wraps

I absolutely love lettuce wraps!  They are so delicious and satisfying…  and healthy too!

This recipe calls for leftover chicken but feel free to use what you have on hand.  If you have the leftover chicken then great, use that.. if not, you can quickly cook up a couple of chicken breasts or use ground turkey or lean ground beef!

These make a great snack or even an entree for 2!  I like to just put out the bowl and let everyone make their own!

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I absolutely love lettuce wraps!  They are so delicious and satisfying…  and healthy too!

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon finely grated ginger

Filling

  • 1 Clove of Garlic , minced
  • 1/2 of a Small Red Pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms , any type
  • 1 Carrot , julienned (sliced in thin strips)
  • 2 Cups Chopped Cooked Chicken (or 2 chicken breasts chopped & cooked)
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach , chopped
  • 1 Small Can of Chopped Water Chestnuts
  • 2 Green Onions Chopped
  • Lettuce Leaves (I used romaine but iceberg is great too)

Directions:

  1. Mix sauce ingredients together and set aside
  2. Add oil to a pan and heat to medium high
  3. Add carrots, mushrooms & garlic and cook 3 minutes
  4. Add Chicken, Water Chestnuts, Red Peppers and cook 2 minutes
  5. Add in Spinach and cook until wilted (about 1 minute)
  6. Pour sauce on top and heat through

To serve:

  1. Spoon filling into cold crisp lettuce leaves.
  2. Enjoy!

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