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Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy chicken lettuce wraps make for a tasty Asian inspired dinner the whole family will love. The perfect low carb & gluten free meal!

Prep: 10 minsCook: 20 minsTotal: 30 mins
Servings: 8 wraps 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or rice vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (agave nectar, honey or maple syrup works too)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh ginger works too)
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • white sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium high heat, sauté the onion in avocado oil stirring occasionally until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the pepper and continue to cook for a couple minutes for the peppers to soften.
  3. Add the garlic, and chicken and using a spatula to chop up the chicken.
  4. Cook the chicken until it is white and no longer translucent.
  5. Add the water chestnuts and turn the heat down to low.
  6. In a small mason jar or any container with a lid, combine the tamari, sesame oil, white wine vinegar, almond butter, coconut sugar, fish sauce, garlic powder, and ground ginger.
  7. Screw the lid on and shake up to combine.
  8. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the sauce into the pan and reserve the rest for drizzling into the lettuce wraps,
  9. Stir the chicken mixture one more time and remove from heat.
  10. Wash and dry your green leaf lettuce (the best for wrapping!!) and set on a plate.
  11. Scoop the chicken mixture into the leaves or serve in a big bowl for everyone to scoop into their own leaf.
  12. Top with chopped scallion, chopped almonds, and white sesame seeds.
  13. Serve with the sauce for pouring into the wrap or dipping!

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 2 wraps
  • Calories: 444
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 894mg
  • Fat: 20.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Protein: 39.3g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
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