Now We're Cookin': Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple. Light. Nutritious. Three components of the perfect summertime meal. Chicken lettuce wraps check off each box and are a low carb meal your whole family will enjoy.


  • 1 tablespoon olive or sesame oil

  • 1-pound ground chicken breast, raw

  • 3-4 sprigs green onion, diced

  • 1 red pepper, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 1-8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and diced

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • ¼ cup Hoisin sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked

  • 1 head of Butter or Bibb lettuce – leaves separated, rinsed and dry


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken breast and cook until browned for about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the ground chicken from the pan after cooking and set aside. Add the next 8 ingredients to the skillet and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Return the cooked ground chicken to the skillet and stir into the vegetable mixture until heated for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Scoop a spoonful of meat and vegetable mixture onto a lettuce leaf. Top with a spoonful of cooked brown rice.

Serves 6
Nutrition Facts for 1 Serving or 1/6 of recipe

Calories: 271
Fat: 11 g
Sodium: 440 mg
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 17 g

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