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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe for lettuce wraps make a perfect light lunch or appetizer. Or, serve it over rice for a meal the whole family would enjoy.

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Prep time: 25 minutes 

Serves 4

Related: Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad


2 tbsp. sesame oil, divided

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1 lb. ground chicken

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 basil leaves, finely chopped

2 tbsp. hoisin sauce

2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce

1 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. cornstarch

1 tbsp. chili garlic sauce (optional)

1 head lettuce (e.g., bibb, iceberg, or butter)

2 small green onions

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1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until golden brown; transfer to plate and set aside.

2. Add 1 more tablespoon of sesame oil to the skillet and add the chicken; cook until thoroughly done. Drain fat, if necessary.

3. Add the minced garlic, stir for 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms back into the skillet and add the basil leaves; stir to combine.

4. In small mixing bowl, combine hoisin sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, cornstarch, and chili garlic sauce (if using); whisk to combine.

5. Pour sauce over the chicken mixture and stir to coat evenly; cook until heated through and slightly thickened (about one minute).

6. Spoon mixture into leaves of lettuce. Top with sliced green onions.  

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 293; Carbohydrates: 11 g; Fat: 16 g; Protein: 24 g; Sodium: 1,269 mg; Sugar: 5 g  


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Reference: “Chicken Lettuce Wraps.” Frugal Living NW, 2018. Web. 19 April. 2018.

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Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.