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Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps not only fall into the low-fat, low-carb, category, they also fall in the easy to make, delicious to eat category.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lunch, Poultry
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 274 kcal


  • The Chicken
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 5 ounces each cut into small cubes (about ½ inch or smaller)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • For the Veggies
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • ½ of large red bell pepper julienned and then sliced across into about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot cut into 2-inch pieces and then julienned
  • ½ can sliced bamboo shoots rinsed, drained and julienned
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons grapeseed rice bran, coconut or other oil
  • For the Sauce
  • ½ cup Hoisin
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sambel Oelek garlic sauce found in the Asian section of the grocery store or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black bean sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Shirrachi or to taste
  • ½ lime juiced
  • For the Toppings
  • 2-3 green onions thinly sliced (green part only)
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts or cashews
  • Lime wedges
  • And of course cleaned bibb lettuce leaves


  • Combine the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, add the chicken breast and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate at room temperature while you julienne the vegetables and prepare the "toppings".
  • Heat a small amount of oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat; add the chicken and cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the wok and set aside. Wipe the wok clean
  • Add a bit more oil and add the garlic, ginger, red bell pepper and carrot, cook, stirring often for about 2 minutes or until crisp-tender, return the chicken to the wok along with the bamboo shoots; stir in the sauce and stir until well combined. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes so it's not super hot when you put it into the lettuce cups.
  • Take 1 or 2 bibb lettuce leaves; fill with 2 or more tablespoons of the filling, then add toppings of your choice. Fold, taco-style, and enjoy.


Serving: 1gCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 23gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 994mgFiber: 4g
Keyword Chinese style lettuce wrap, low-fat lettuce wrap with chicken
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