These lettuce wraps are tasty and filling with only 100 calories per bite! Perfect to serve at your next party!

Next weekend is Superbowl and I can’t think of a better appetizer to serve up that these lightened up Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps! What I love the most about these little appetizers is that they are not only delicious, but actually quite filling since they contain 8 grams of protein per serving! They are also super low carb, which will most likely be welcome with the carb overload often present at Superbowl. Think pizza, nachos, chili with a warm bun…yeah, you get my vibe. So start off right with some filling protein and veggies and you’ll be less likely to go crazy indulging on the not-s0-healthy options.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Yield: Makes 10 lettuce wraps

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 lb extra lean ground chicken (or preferred ground meat)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 10 Boston or Bibb leaves
  • Garnish with:
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • Drizzle of hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the first nine ingredients until well combined.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken and onion over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender.
  3. Pour the sauce into skillet and stir, cooking until heated through.
  4. To serve, evenly distribute chicken mixture between ten lettuce leaves. Garnish with grated carrot, green onion, sesame seeds and hot sauce, if desired. Fold lettuce over filling and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrients per serving:

Servings: 10 • Calories: 103• Fat: 5 g • Carbohydrates: 3 g • Fibre: 0 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 145 mg • Cholesterol: 41 mg

 

Elysia, XOXO