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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Filled with chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts and carrots, these lettuce wraps are both healthy and yummy. The gingerroot, rice wine vinegar and teriyaki sauce give them delicious Asian flair. —Kendra Doss, Smithville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienned green onions
  • 12 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 3 minutes; drain. Add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and ginger; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and remaining oil. Stir in the carrots, onions and chicken mixture.
  • 3. Spoon onto lettuce leaves; sprinkle with almonds. If desired, fold sides of lettuce over filling and roll up. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 230 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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lrt6131 User ID: 3232432 246326
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"My family loved it. healthy too! Definitely will make again. I chopped the chicken & mushrooms up in a food processor to make it like I have had at restaurants."

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 241372
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"I searched Taste Of Home for something light and easy. The store didn't have any ginger root so I left that out. It was a fresh easy supper. I loved the water chestnuts in it."

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jpaul58 User ID: 8603593 236354
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"This is a keeper! These were Delicious and easy! I also used a sweet chili dipping sauce."

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BJC312 User ID: 4419663 227265
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Easy to make & Great taste"

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sueEMM User ID: 5904237 220791
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"We didn't care the sauce. If we made this again, we would def try another sauce."

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murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 82072
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Delicious!"

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Greendale_Doll User ID: 6752329 161290
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Easy to make and great taste, we'll definitely be having again."

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btwinters User ID: 1583407 161279
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Awesome recipe...simple to make. Better than resturant!"

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 62463
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I made these chicken lettuce wraps for Superbowl Sunday. I used walnut oil instead of peanut oil, chipotle BBQ sauce in place of soy sauce, substituted marcona almonds for sliced almonds and used Gardein (Safeway) veggie chicken instead of boneless chicken breasts. I added sections from 1 grapefruit (from our backyard). These were delicious."

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peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 207678
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"We really liked the flavors. We used roasted peanuts in place of the almonds and wished we had green onions. We also used romaine because it is what we had on hand. Some fried rice on the side would have been great and will be prepared for the next time this dish shows up. Oh yeah, we also didn't add any oil."

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peachynonni User ID: 4215913 161277
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"I added 1 teaspoon of HOISON Sauce. I used half as much peanut oil and the rest of the amount in sesame oil. It was really good!"

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 62462
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"We loved these! They taste delicious with the sauces!"

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BrownieQueen2 User ID: 1836231 80211
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"My daughter loves lettuce wraps so when she was in town visiting I pulled out 4 recipes I had collected to try. We had our own little "bake off" and this recipe was our favorite!"

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rhsslw747 User ID: 1466278 157037
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This was a bit bland, but I added Sweet Thai chili sauce, and everyone LOVED it!!"

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Suzyq2u2 User ID: 7153708 80210
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"Nice and light lunch"

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skywaitress User ID: 5434571 138441
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"I doubled the recipe, except the lettuce. You will have enough lettuce, and the leftovers tasted better the next day!"

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KellyD76 User ID: 7066825 86954
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"The whole family loved this recipe!"

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crclk14 User ID: 6754829 67856
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"This was very tasty. My kids loved them too!"

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mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 108207
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"The amount of carrot called for somewhat overwhelms the rest of the salad. Used sesame oil in the dressing rather than peanut oil, and still found it bland. Had a little leftover the next day, and it was even blander then."

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momwascpa User ID: 5334790 136442
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"It was kind of bland and a lot of chopping."

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jenisue User ID: 1194060 157036
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"I made this tonightand it delicous. I bet cashews would be good on top. I put rice noodles and they were good also. I will be makingthis again."

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roymurdock User ID: 6730460 67855
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Excellent light meal with delicious Asian flavors."

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amcpike User ID: 6483247 207677
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"This recipe was really good, but I marinated the chicken in some of the teryiaki sauce prior to cooking and then added more at the end as the recipe suggested. I think that made it even better."

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jillc User ID: 47168 207676
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"We enjoyed this recipe a lot. The filling is also very good over chow mein noodles."

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ElaineH04 User ID: 6483478 136441
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"This is so very tasty. My husband can't wait for me to make it again."

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mamaried5 User ID: 3295830 67854
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Tasted great & works with my diet."

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trush User ID: 4581425 207675
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"great flavor! very easy and quick to make!"

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homecook123 User ID: 1305498 81939
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Too fussy, and the garlic powder is a turnoff."

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kstewart User ID: 1671886 80208
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"years ago when i worked for Copperweld Corp. we had a wonderful chinese lady who worked there. one day she made something very similar to these and the were out-of-this world incredible. she called them chinese tacos."

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lenavoth User ID: 5335289 67824
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

""mmm, that hit the spot!" Are the exact words of my husband. Incredibly refreshing! The only substitute I made was replacing the peanut oil with sesame seed oil. This was just because I couldn't find peanut oil... However, I am going to continue making it with sesame. I also Grilled the chicken in an electric griller and cut the amount of oil for the chicken and vegetables in half. Just to cut back on calories. Loved it!"

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cookarika User ID: 2924093 62461
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"It was good, but I don't think I will make it again."

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daisyshae99 User ID: 1005356 81884
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"I made this for dinner last night exactly as the recipe was written. My husband and I both enjoyed it with a side of roasted sweet potatoes that I coated with ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. My husband said I could make that meal any night of the week and it would be fine with him!"

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niteshrd User ID: 3891885 73135
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"great recipe"

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DEEPCHER User ID: 3631283 153369
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"Deliciouso. Yumm"

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omhwgg User ID: 937898 138439
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2008

"Thank You! Girls night out tomorrow!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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