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how to make perfect Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients

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1 whole head butter lettuce
1 pound ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole diced onion
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 sliced green onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can diced water chestnuts

Nutritional information

297
22g
15g
20g

how to make perfect Asian Lettuce Wraps

Cuisine:
  • 35 m
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Lettuce wraps are a great substitute for regular wraps which made from tacos, or wheat bread, lettuce is significantly low in calories, and packed with nutritional vitamins and minerals, chicken lettuce wraps is popular Asian version of wraps, made with lean ground chicken, which is low in fats, and high in protein, with the original Asian sauces that boosts the taste, and with a mixture of garlic, onions, ginger, the chicken mix is just perfect and ready to be stuffed in the fresh lettuce leaves.

Recipe Tips

1- you can replace ground chicken with lean minced beef upon your choice.
2- After cooking the ground chicken, mix it with the garlic and onions, leave some extra sauce so can use it to control the consistency of the mixture.
3- You can use any kind of lettuce for the wrap, Cabbage is also a great choice, but the butter-head lettuce is preferred for the natural curved shape which is perfect for the wrap, also could be served like taco shape.

Healthy Advice

1- Ground chicken is a lean source of protein, with less fat than minced meat, delivers your daily requirements of protein and full of essential minerals.
2- Butter-head lettuce is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, Also delivers a significant amount of digestive fibers.
3- Butter-head lettuce contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, Manganese, Folates, and potassium.
4- Butter-head lettuce is on top of the Vitamin K containing food, as it contains 85% of the daily requirement of Vitamin K, just in 100 grams, 3.5 ounces of lettuce.

5- Butter-head lettuce contains carotenoid antioxidants, such as beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, these antioxidants protect your eyes from macular degeneration, and support your vision.

Steps

1
Done

Pre-heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add ground chicken and stir for 3-5 minutes, or until brown color, for less fat make sure you crumble the ground chicken while cooking.

2
Done

Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and ginger for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent.

3
Done

Stir in chestnuts and green onions for 1-2 minutes or until they get tender, and season the mix with a pinch of salt and pepper.

4
Done

Add 2-3 tablespoons of the sauced chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, then wrap it and serve.

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