Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Lettuce wraps are easy and healthy appetizers. They are low in carbs, high in protein and perfect if you are trying to lose weight.It only takes about 20-25 minutes make these. The key ingredient is hoisin sauce which is sweet, salty, slightly tangy, spiced sauce that’s like the Chinese equivalent to American barbecue sauce.
If you want to make it a fun experience with your kids, prepare the chicken fillings and have them prepare the wrap themselves. They will love it.


1 pound ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper, or taste
2 green onions, thinly sliced
salt, to taste
1 head butter lettuce
Red pepper flakes, to serve


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks. Stir in garlic, onion, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and red pepper and cook until onions have become translucent. Stir in green onions, cook for about 1-2 more minutes; season with salt.

To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, and top it off with red pepper flakes (optional)

If you are vegetarian, you can make this recipe with crumbled tofu.

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