Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am so sorry that I haven't posted since before Christmas.  With our girls home for college and starting back to preschool, I just got behind.

Also, I ate WAY too much during the holidays.  With our girls home from college, it is like one big party.  We eat too much, stay up too late, sleep too late, shop too much.....

So, I am trying to cook healthier.  I have been looking for some good recipes.  Our healthy option around here is to grill meat and roast a vegetable.  I would like to vary that a little.  Also, it is usually too cold in Nebraska to grill very often.

I can't remember where I found this recipe.  It was easy and we loved it.  I could see having this on a regular basis.  You could probably make it fancier with a sauce or extra toppings but we decided to keep it simple and lower in calories.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps


4 Tbsp soy sauce (I used low-sodium)
2 Tbsp brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 tsp rice vinegar
little water


1-2 Tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (baked or grilled) (or precooked from Costco)
1 cup water chestnuts, diced
1 cup mushrooms, diced
1-2 tsp garlic, minced
3 Tbsp onions, diced
lettuce leaves (I like Boston lettuce - use your favorite)

Heat oil in wok or large skillet.  Add water chestnuts, mushrooms, onions and garlic.  Heat until warm. Add chicken and stir.  Drizzle sauce over mixture and stir, heating thoroughly.  Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and serve.

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