Low Carb Chicken Lettuce Wraps

chicken lettuce wraps

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This recipe is among our favorites from our buddy, Nancy Fox, of SkinnyKitchen.com.

Here’s a simple reduced carb Asian restaurant favorite to make. You’ll enjoy the crunch of the lettuce, the slightly saltiness of the soy sauce and the ever so sweet exuberance of the hoisin sauce and ginger, in these delicious covers. This meal is terrific as an appetiser or light main course lunch or supper. I’ve actually made these skinny by browning the chicken without oil and draining the fat after browning. To cut the sodium, I made use of reduced-sodium soy sauce and rinsed the water chestnuts in water to get rid of many of the salt. The remainder of the components are mainly the like a regular dish.

Each wrap has only 62 calories, 2 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Enjoy 3 of them for dinner at 186 calories, 6 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. I have compared mine to P.F. Chang’s Chicken in Soothing Lettuce Covers which includes 153 calories and 7 grams of fat. This recipe’s a real keeper!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for


1 pound ground chicken or ground turkey

8 scallions, white and green part chopped

1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and sliced fine

1 red bell pepper, chopped fine

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 1/2 tbsps hoisin sauce, see buying tips

1 tablespoon ginger (from a jar) or fresh grated ginger

1 tbsp water

2 tsps sesame oil

1 huge head butter lettuce, wash, dried and leaves separated

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons experienced rice vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tbsp ginger (from a container) or fresh minced ginger

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic (from a container) or fresh minced garlic


1. In a big pan, brown the ground chicken over medium-high heat, separating the pieces. Pour into a colander, in the sink and drain fat. Return chicken to pan. When cool enough to handle, separate the chicken pieces till minced.

2. Add the scallions, water chestnuts, red pepper, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, water and sesame oil. Cook for a couple of minutes until the scallions and red pepper are soft. Keep warm.

3. In a small bowl, add all the dipping sauce components and mix well.

4. To put together each chicken wrap: Spoon about 1/3 cup of chicken filling onto one lettuce leaf and roll it up, if preferred. Serve with dipping sauce on the side. This sauce is quite strong. You’ll just require 1 teaspoon of sauce per wrap. You can also establish the parts on specific plates and serve family design. Let everyone make their own wrap.

Makes about 16 lettuce wraps

Food Fact

P. F. Chang’s Chicken in Soothing Lettuce Wraps has become their signature meal.

Healthy Benefit
Whenever a dish requires browning ground chicken, turkey or beef follow this simple step. After browning the meat, put into a colander in the sink and drain off the fat. Just using this basic step will cut the calories and fat means down. It will not compromise the taste either.

This lettuce wrap is a perfect low carb meal.

Shopping Tips

To save time. I such as to make use of ginger, in a jar, and garlic, in a container. Both can be discovered in the production area of the supermarket.

Hoisin sauce can be discovered in the Asian area of a lot of grocery stores.

This dish has actually been shared on Weekend Potluck Link Celebration and Foodie Friday:

The Better Baker, 4 Little Fergusons, The Country Cook, Mom Time Celebration, Sunflower Supper Club, Simple Living and Eating