chicken lettuce wraps

Today I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes. It’s perfect for when you’re craving Chinese food, but not looking to feel bloated and grossly full. Here is the link to the original recipe.

blog3

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground chicken

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste

1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced

2 green onions, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 head butter lettuce

blog4

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.

Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

blog2

To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

 Sides that I recommend:

Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls : 5WW points for 3 rolls (honestly, 1 roll would be enough) they taste awesome, and are not soggy at all.

k2-_5138fd7c-a135-46a8-b6de-78b9e992d81d.v1

Trader Joe’s Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons: only 50 calories for FOUR mini wontons, .5g of fat and only 9g of carbs. WIN. WIN. WIN. (Also, check out the ingredients on these bad boys. There is nothing suspect. You will know what EVERY ingredient is.)

cilantro-wontons

Cheers,

S.L

Advertisements

1 thought on “chicken lettuce wraps”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s