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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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This recipe is so flavorful and fresh tasting. The teachers and staff love it because it's fun to put together.—Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • CHICKEN SALAD:
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped, divided
  • 6 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup chicken salad equals 284 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the first 10 ingredients. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream; stir in cilantro. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, red pepper, onions, carrot and 1/4 cup peanuts. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide among lettuce leaves; sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Fold lettuce over filling. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps in Diabetes Spring 2013 2013

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup chicken salad equals 284 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

Really refreshing on a hot evening. I replaced the chopped red pepper with 1 cup cooked and cooled edamame.

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

Very very good! An amazing blend of flavors and textures. Have made it twice already - perfect for a light summer dinner. I substituted tahini for the sesame oil - turned out perfect.

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

This was incredibly delicious! I think better than PF Chang's

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

Very disappointing taste, my wife and I ate it but this recipe won't be made by us again. As for the kids they took one bite and were done.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2014

excellent, so easy to make and serve. attractive, taste is divine.

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