Asian Chicken and Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • Preparation Time 10 min
  • Cooking Time 0 min
  • 4 servings

These homemade lettuce wraps tend to be a favorite. They are also a healthy alternative to most lettuce wraps. Unlike most wraps that tend to be high in calories and fat due to the excess oil and fatty beef - these wraps are leaner, healthier, and taste great!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or substitute chicken for 12 oz extra-lean ground beef)
  • 1 - 8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • ¾ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup purchased Hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 12 large leaf lettuce leaves
Nutritional Info
  • Calories: 259
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fat: 5g
Other Dietary Information
  • 3g Dietary Fiber
  • 66mg Cholesterol
  • 501mg Sodium

Steps

1
Put a wok or a 12-inch heavy skillet on high heat until almost smoking, then add oil.
2
Add ginger, salt, and 1 cup chopped onion and stir-fry about 35 to 45 seconds.
3
Add chicken and stir-fry until cooked through, or about 2 minutes. If substituting beef for chicken cook for 4 minutes.
4
Add water chestnuts, red bell pepper, Hoisin sauce, Worchestershire sauce, vinegar, and carrots and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
5
Serve stir-fry by spooning into lettuce leaves and wrapping them.