If you see lettuce in the title of one of your favorite menu items at a restaurant, beware! This doesn’t automatically mean that it’s healthy. Just like a salad, it’s all about what you add to it! Sugary sauces, starchy noodles, oily chicken…don’t fall into the trap! How do you still get the amazing flavor of Asian Lettuce wraps without having to worry about what’s in it? Let me recreate it for you! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal!
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Asian Lettuce Wraps
6 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried (I like Boston or Bibb)
1 TB sesame oil
2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp minced garlic
1 large red pepper, sliced
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
1/2 cup orange sections, chopped
2 TB slivered almonds
2 TB liquid Aminos
1 TB oyster sauce
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1 packet stevia or Splenda
1/4 tsp black pepper
10 oz cooked chicken breast, sliced
How to Prepare
- Wash and Dry Boston Bibb or Butter Lettuce leaves, set aside
- Mix all sauce ingredients in small bowl, set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in wok over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, red pepper, water chestnuts and broccoli slaw. Cook for approximately 3-5 minutes or until veggies are slightly tender.
- Add sauce mixture to the wok. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
- Turn off flame and add chopped orange slices and almonds to wok. Stir until mixture is well blended.
- Arrange lettuce leaves onto a flat surface and evenly distribute vegetable mixture by spooning into the center of each leaf. Next, evenly distribute chicken on top of the veggie mixture in the center of each leaf.
- Now comes the easy part – fold up and eat like a taco or roll it burrito style. Yum!
Note: If you want some additional complex carbs, feel free to spoon some brown rice into the wraps! Also, you may substitute steak or your favorite fish for the chicken. <not included in below nutritionals
Per serving (serves 2): 352 calories, 38 grams protein, 26.5 grams carbohydrates, 10.5 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.