Do you like lettuce wraps as much as I do? They are one of my favorite things to order in a restaurant especially for lunch. I can eat some lettuce wraps and not feel overwhelmingly full for the rest of the day. The last time I made lettuce wraps, I could not wait to eat them for lunch the next day. The warm chicken mixture is a nice contrast to the cold lettuce. It is something to get excited about at work.
The other part that I like about lettuce wraps is that I can eat them with my hands. They are messy and meant to be that way. I can change the flavors and textures easily and make them any style I want. These ones happen to be asian inspired.
My favorite part of these is the crispy, crunchy water chestnuts. Try these for a healthier lunch.
Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (2-4 servings)
- 1 pound lean ground chicken
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 can diced water chestnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
Brown the chicken in a pan. Add remaining ingredients except lettuce and allow to cook down until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve with large leaves of iceberg lettuce.