Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here is another low -calorie and low-carb recipe that is great for any day of the week.  The chicken based meal cooks up easily and stores well in the fridge for another delicious meal upon reheating.

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Tray of Ingredients: Lettuce, mushrooms, chicken breast, onions, green onions, water chestnuts.  Sauce mixture of: soy sauce, salt, ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, and ginger.

Chicken lettuce wrap: recipe serves 6
*prep time: 20  minutes *cook time, 15 minutes.

Ingredient Calories Carbs
Lettuce, ½ a head 55 calories 11 g
Chicken breast, 1.5 lbs chopped and diced 1123 calories  
Onion, ½ medium 23 calories 5 g
Soy sauce, 4 tbsp 35 calories 3 g
Sugar, 2 tbsp 25 calories 25 g
Water chestnut, 6 oz, diced 160 calories 40 g
Mushrooms, 6 oz diced 44 calories 8 g
Green onions, 1 bundle chopped    
Ginger, 1 tsp finely chopped or ¼ tsp powder    
Salt, ½ tsp    
Rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp    
Garlic, 2-3 cloves or 1 tsp    
TOTAL 1490 total calories 92 g
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It tastes so good we can’t keep our toddler away 

Instructions:

  1. Mince the chicken breasts into fine pieces, or as an alternative, you can use 90% lean beef or ground turkey or ground chicken.
  2. Use a large non-stick skillet and put on medium heat, no oil required.
  3. Mince the chopped water chestnuts and mushrooms.
  4. Toss in the chopped chicken on the skillet.

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  5. After 5 minutes, combine the rest of the ingredients: onions, green onions, water chestnuts, soy sauce, salt, ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, and ginger.

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  6. Turn to medium high heat and cook for another 10 minutes or until done.
  7. Lay the lettuce leaves open on a large plate, scoop in the chicken mixture on the lettuce and sprinkle on a bit of green onions.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

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There is a lot of flexibility with this recipe.  You may omit the water chestnuts to reduce the carb content if you choose.  And it almost does not matter the timing of the added ingredients as you cook.  As long as most of the sauce cooks off, the chicken and chopped water chest nut will absorb the flavor and you will have a flavorful and healthy meal.

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