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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a delicious starter or meal. The combination of chicken and veggies is delightful. A lot of yummy flavors with a pop of crunchy texture.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a delicious starter or meal. The combination of chicken and veggies is delightful. This dish is not only delicious, but is low on carbs too.

I remember the first time I had chicken lettuce wraps, it was at a Chinese restaurant, and I absolutely loved them. My friend and I, stumbled upon them because at the time we were in search of a low-carb meal. When we tried them we were in heaven,  so light and the lettuce so refreshing. After that day we went to that restaurant for lunch at least once a week. Our excuse was “they are low on cabs, a perfect meal!” I don’t know why I didn’t try to make them before, I didn’t realize how easy they were to make.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a delicious starter or meal. The combination of chicken and the veggies is delightful. | www.butterandthings.com

It’s a delicious meal and it doesn’t feel heavy in your stomach. It has a lot of interesting flavors and the texture of the water chestnuts brings a nice crunch to the dish. I like topping them off with crispy rice noodles, it adds another crunchy texture to the dish. For this recipe I used butter lettuce but any lettuce will work. I know at some local places by my house they use iceberg lettuce. You can serve it as an appetizer or make a meal out of it. I served these as a meal the other day and they were a crowd pleaser. For the hubby I added some steam white rice and he was satisfied.

These are the noodles I used – Thin Rice Noodles

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a delicious starter or meal. The combination of chicken and veggies is delightful.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken minced or ground
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ginger minced
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms chopped
  • 1/4 green onions bunch - thinly sliced
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts roughly chopped
  • Butter Lettuce

Sauce

  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce dark
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha

Garnish

  • crispy rice noodles see notes

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by adding the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and sriracha into a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté until it’s no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil into the skillet and add the garlic, ginger, onions, and mushrooms. Sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the sauce and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chicken back into the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chestnuts and green onion and sautéed for about a minute. Fill each butter lettuce leaf to your liking and Voila ready to serve!

Recipe Notes

  • I like to use avocado oil, but you can use any type of oil.
  • I bought chicken breast and minced it in the food processor. It was more cost effective than purchasing ground chicken. I cut them into 1-inch pieces and put handfuls at a time in the food processor and used the pulse setting until I reached the desired size. if you're going to do this method make sure you pat fry the chicken with paper towels.
  • For directions on how to fry the rice noodles visit this site for directions Click Here
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 883mg38%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa Griffiths
    January 28, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Mmm…these sound delicious! I think my kids would actually eat these and I love that they’re low-carb!

    • Reply
      Ayra
      January 29, 2018 at 5:53 am

      My family loves them, I hope yours will too. The low-carb is always a bonus.

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