Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

I have a thing for lettuce wraps. Especially asian style lettuce wraps. It’s not the first time they make an appearance on this blog. Last time was a few months ago a year and half ago (time flies!!) and the spotlight was on beef. Now it’s chicken. Love them both ways! They have all the ingredients you love in asian food: a good dose of soy sauce, Sriracha (you know, that hot sauce with a rooster on the bottle!), rice vinegar and fish sauce. Oh wait, you don’t like fish sauce? Ok, the smell is gross and I certainly would not drink it unless my life was seriously threatened  but 1. once mixed up with other ingredients, you can’t taste it – promise. 2.  it brings some depth to any asian sauce. So no, you’re not allowed to skip it! There’s also peanut butter in the mix but for some reason, I don’t feel the need to do any convincing on this one… 😉 Shredded chicken on its own tends to be a bit dry but the sauce makes it very moist and delicious. And eating it in lettuce cups is so fun – and it’s low carb! Win-win!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 large lettuce wraps
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts I used one double breast
  • 10 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce try Red Boat for a sugar-free fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Start with the chicken. Cover chicken breast with water in a large pot and cook on medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from pot and shred using two forks. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the sauce. In a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, except chives and sesame seeds. Whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Combine shredded chicken with sauce.
  4. Place about 1/3 cup of meat mixture in the center of each lettuce leaves. Top with chives and sesame seeds and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 wrap)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 450mg20%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1815IU36%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments
  1. What kind of lettuce works best for wraps? I have tried romaine (too much stem, not enough leaf) and butter (breaks very easily).

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