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Plate full of Asian chicken lettuce wraps with cilantro and lime

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are healthy, low carb Asian chicken lettuce cups that take only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or sub with canola, grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken*
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 carrots grated or cut into a fine julienne
  • 1/4 head red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce also known as Boston or butter lettuce, leaves carefully removed, washed and dried (about 12 lettuce cups)

For serving:

  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1/2 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
  • Additional lime hoisin sauce or Sriracha

Instructions 

  • Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan. Add the ground chicken, breaking up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Add 2 tablespoons of water and the hoisin sauce, and stir until combined. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. then add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper as necessary. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the vegetables to the same pan and cook the carrots, cabbage and red bell pepper for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the chicken mixture and stir to combine. If you prefer your vegetables to be crunchy like I do, you may skip this step and serve them raw.
  • Place 3 lettuce cups on each plate, and fill with the chicken mixture, and top with scallions, chopped cilantro and Sriracha or additional hoisin sauce.

Notes

  • This recipe was adapted by Tofu Lettuce Wraps from the cookbook The New Family Table: Cooking More, Eating Together & Staying (Relatively) Sane.
  • The filling may be made in advance and stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • The veggies may be substituted with whatever you have on hand!
  • Use gluten-free or paleo-friendly hoisin sauce if following those diets.
  • Substitute the chicken with ground turkey, pork, or use tofu for a meatless meal. If using tofu, line a plate with paper towels and put another layer on top. Put a plate on top of the paper towels and add a bit of weight, such as a can of beans. Allow tofu to drain for 20-30 minutes, the remove wet paper towels and pay tofu dry before crumbling and cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 129mg, Sodium: 272mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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