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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Jason Fung, MD

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a popular restaurant choice, and the good news is that they are just as delicious and easy to make at home! These lettuce wraps by truLOCAL are a great choice because they are loaded with protein, fresh veggies and a ton of flavor, making them a great party appetizer or...
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2
Calories 576 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 fresh ginger roots grated or minced
  • 3 spring onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp tamari gluten-free
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil optional
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes optional
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce or Boston lettuce
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 handful handful coriander
  • 1 fresh lime quartered

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, stir together tamari, honey, sesame oil and lime juice. Set aside.
  • In a pan, heat coconut oil on a medium heat and add the garlic, ginger, and green onion.
  • Cook gently, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground chicken to the pan and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the marinade mixture to the pan and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes until well combined. (For a crispier texture, allow the chicken to cook an additional 3-4 minutes until slightly brown but not burnt.)
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and set aside to serve.
  • To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture into a large lettuce leaf and serve with the toppings of your choice. (You can keep the vegetables toppings raw for extra crunch, or gently stir-fry them in a little oil and add them cooked if you prefer.)
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount per Serving
Calories
576
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Cholesterol
 
195
mg
65
%
Sodium
 
1221
mg
53
%
Potassium
 
2113
mg
60
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
47
g
94
%
Vitamin A
 
13586
IU
272
%
Vitamin C
 
108
mg
131
%
Calcium
 
113
mg
11
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Asian, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal, Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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