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Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

Lettuce Wraps delicate lettuce cups filled with a true Asian-flavored chicken and water chestnut filling dotted with sliced almonds.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup minced water chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 green onions
  • 4-6 lettuce leaves

Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

Sesame Ginger Dipping
Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 dash red pepper flakes
  • 1 dash parsley

Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Description:

1. Prepare stir-fry sauce: In a saucepan, combine water and cornstarch, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved. Add remaining stir-fry ingredients. Place over medium heat; bring to boil; reduce heat; simmer to thicken.

2. Prepare the sesame ginger dipping sauce: In small saucepan, combine water and cornstarch stirring until cornstarch is dissolved. Add remaining sesame ginger sauce ingredients. Place over medium heat; bring to boil; reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes.

3. Prepare peanut dipping sauce: In small saucepan, combine all peanut sauce ingredients; whisk over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat when done.

4. Slice chicken breasts into strips. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium heat; add chicken; cook until done. Add water chestnuts and b almonds; heat through. Add a bit more than ¼ cup stir-fry sauce; heat for 2 minutes; stir often. The sauce will bubble. Add onions; stir.

5. Shape lettuce leaves into “cups”. Spoon chicken into lettuce cups and serve with dipping sauces on the side.

Serves 4

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