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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: A weeknight meal for those nights you stay in, but feel like take-out! A gourmet-inspired dish, for beginner chefs!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You all, I pinned a Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe from Cooking Classy a LONG time ago, and I finally got around to whipping up a similar recipe last week.  I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes after it was finished, because of my hesitation with making it for so long.

I thought it would be one of those that would take about 2000 hours (not really) to make, and 3 seconds to eat.  Those recipes make me a little angry… not going to lie.  I sure as heck don’t have time to stand and cook in the kitchen for hours on end, just to watch my family devour it in 10 seconds, and run off to do something else.  Don’t get me wrong… I like to cook.  As long as it takes just about as long to cook it, as it does to eat. That’s all. 😉

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

With an early start to planning dinner one day, I decided that I would give these wraps a try.  The original recipe was created for a slow cooker, but most days I’m not that on top of my game, and I’m realizing at 4:00 that I never planned anything for dinner.

So my own little “stove-top” Asian chicken lettuce wrap recipe, was created.

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity

I rarely cook with ground chicken, so when I saw it in the cast iron, it felt a little odd.  I’m used to seeing dark ground beef sautéing away.  So the white-meat “look,” took a few minutes to get used to, but quickly stole my heart when the dish was complete.

Ain’t Havin’ Hangry:

I literally ate it RIGHT out of the pan, when it was complete.  My husband was running late for dinner, and I wasn’t waiting.  (It’s ok… we made that agreement early on in our marriage.  Me + Hangry = Not something he wants to come home to.)

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity

I decided to use butter lettuce from the store, and I’m SUPER happy with that decision.  I usually buy “leaf” lettuce for my salads but decided to give the butter lettuce a try, and so glad that I did.  It was perfect for small little servings, and has a natural curve to it, locking the Asian chicken inside a lot better than leaf lettuce.

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are super easy to whip up and are a great low carb dinner option!

Course Main Course
Keyword asian tacos, lettuce tacos, low carb dinner recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 309 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts drained and rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 package butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground chicken and garlic, until juices run clear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, (except butter lettuce) and let cook through for 5 minutes, or so. Just long enough to let the flavors mesh together.
  3. To Serve: Scoop a couple of tablespoons into each lettuce leaf and serve.
  4. Or eat straight out of the pan like I did. 😉
Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 799mg 33%
Potassium 923mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 34.8%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity

 

Asian chicken lettuce wraps - quick weeknight meal Fantabulosity

2 thoughts on “Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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  1. Nikki Rae says:

    This looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! You do wonderful pics too!

    1. Jessica says:

      Awwww, thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you! XO

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