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Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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I came up with this amazing recipe when I had a load of cherries on hand. My family polished them off fast, and asked for more. Luckily I had enough fruit to make them again the next day! —Melissa Barlow, Fruit Heights, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped pitted fresh sweet cherries
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

2 filled lettuce wraps equals 257 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with ginger, salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in carrots, cherries, green onions and almonds. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, teriyaki sauce and honey; stir into chicken mixture. Divide among lettuce leaves; fold lettuce over filling. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

2 filled lettuce wraps equals 257 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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