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Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen bundles together a tasty blend of garden flavors with sweet and hot accents. Wrapped in lettuce leaves, these hand-held treats are a delightful change of pace—especially for those on a low-carb diet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or additional chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/3 cup plum or seedless raspberry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

2 wraps with 3 tablespoons dipping sauce (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 354 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,025 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the broth, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add carrot and ginger; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until carrot is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, combine the preserves, hoisin sauce, pepper sauce and remaining soy sauce; set aside. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to chicken. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in green onion.
  3. Divide chicken mixture among lettuce leaves. Fold lettuce over filling. Serve with dipping sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Lettuce Wraps in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p55

Nutritional Facts

2 wraps with 3 tablespoons dipping sauce (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 354 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,025 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

These were delicious. I used butter lettuce which held up well. The chicken mixture was delicious.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

Really liked the chicken mixture. I didn't get the right lettuce apparently though because it didn't roll up well and kept falling apart. Lesson learned.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

This tasted so good! I would double the recipe the next time, as there was alot of lettuce left over. The filling tasted even better the next day!

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

We madet this recipe last night and loved it! I used ground turkey instead of the chicken, but it was delicious!!! Thanks!

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