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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are the tastiest, easiest, simplest make-ahead lunch yer eyes ever did see. And yer mouth ever did eat. MORE + LESS -

Girl Versus Dough
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon sesame oil
1
pound ground chicken
1
cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
1
shallot, chopped
1
cup matchstick-sliced carrots
1
teaspoon minced garlic
1/4
cup sliced almonds, plus more for garnish
3
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons sriracha
1
tablespoon rice vinegar
1
teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1
head bibb or butter lettuce, leaves removed
Sliced green onions, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat olive and sesame oils in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, mushrooms and shallot; cook until chicken is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 2
    Add carrots and garlic; cook until carrots are slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add sliced almonds, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha (add 1 tablespoon for less spiciness, 2 tablespoons for more), rice vinegar and grated ginger. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • 4
    Spoon chicken filling into lettuce leaves. Garnish with sliced almonds and green onions.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Lunch doesn't have to be the saddest meal of the day thanks to these delicious spicy, chicken lettuce wraps. If your lunch generally consists of either whatever’s left over from dinner the night before or an amalgamation of whatever’s in the fridge that’s about to die, then this recipe is for you. No more sad lunches! It's time to declare henceforth that lunch shall be tastier, healthier and satisfying-er. And it all starts with thinking, prepping and making ahead. Let’s commence our quest with these Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps! So what we’ve got here are some yummy fresh veggies, ground chicken and a few seasonings and sauces like sriracha, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic. This is a one-skillet situation, which makes it even easier and worth taking a few minutes the day before to make ahead of time. Oh yeah, can you smell the goodness already? Lunch is going to be INSANE! Now that you’ve cooked the chicken all the way through and the sauce has simmered and thickened, you’ve got two options: Put the filling in the fridge and save it for tomorrow, or commence the eating immediately. Or, do both! This recipe makes a solid stash of spicy chicken filling. Garnish your glorious lunch with a few green onions and sliced almonds and bada bing, bada boom, you’ve got the most un-sad lunch ya dun ever did see. This is one baby step closer to a lifetime of delicious lunches – take a gander below for a few more!
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