Simple Quick Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Since my extreme Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis one year ago, lettuce wraps are one of my go-to low carb hot weather favorites, whether cooking at home or dining out (I usually find them in the appetizer or salad section of restaurant menus). There are so many tasty fun filling variations to try at home, and most come together pretty quickly.

This simple Asian chicken style from A Sweat Pea Chef uses very basic Asian flavors that are always in our pantry at home. The water chestnuts give it a bit of a nice crunch. Not a fan of ground chicken?…substitute lean ground pork or lean ground turkey.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Everyday pantry items in the Greene house. Watch for ground chicken to go on sale, then stock up and freeze.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Add the onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar and chili flakes. Cook until the meat is well browned and the onions are translucent.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Add water chestnuts and green onion.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cook for 1 minute until well mixed.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spoon meat mixture onto lettuce leaves.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
 
10 carbs and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving.
Recipe type: Main Dish, Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 bibb, iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. (1 can) water chestnuts, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Wash lettuce leaves, drain and set aside. Leave whole. You may cut out the spine if you prefer, though this is not necessary.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces. Add the onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar and chili flakes. Cook until the meat is well browned and the onions are translucent.
  3. Add water chestnuts and green onions and cook for 1 minute until well mixed.
  4. Spoon meat mixture onto lettuce leaves.
Notes
Nutrition info calculated from MyFitnessPal.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Wraps Calories: 177 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 10g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 425mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 16g Cholesterol: 43mg

 

Comments

  1. says

    Hi colleen, just discovered your website and put together your shepherds pie..so yum! But most of all to thank you for your diabetic recipes, you left me wanting more lol. I too was diagnosed less than two years ago with type II and its been such a rough time for me in the kitchen. Pls keep those diabetic friendly ideas! B Dalton

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