Your Beauty Advisor is your “BBF” – Beauty Best Friend , providing you with with the latest and greatest information on skin care, hair care, makeup and wellness.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love Asian food but I hate using chopsticks! You would think after 10+ years of using them that I would finally get it down, but unfortunately this is not the case.  Well, the good thing about these lettuce wraps is you get to enjoy an Asian fusion cuisine without having to use chopsticks….enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 Chicken breasts

1 tablespoon of cooking oil

½ Cucumber –cut length wise (into “little sticks”)

½ cup of shredded Carrots (you can buy these pre-shredded or shred them yourself)

10 Boston Bib or Butter Lettuce leaves

½ cup of Bean sprouts

Marinade:

¼ of an inch Ginger- diced

1 clove of Garlic -diced

Trader Joe’s Gyoza dipping sauce http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Mings-Gyoza-Dipping-Sauce/dp/B002B0QZLU

Sauce:

½ cup of Hoisin sauce

A few drops of Siracha sauce (you can add more if you like it spicy)

1 TBS Peanut butter

1 TBS of water

 

Directions:

  1.  For best flavor, marinate chicken breast in for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and cut the chicken into small pieces (dice)
  3. Rinse lettuce leaves and pat dry.
  4. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and chicken, and cook for around 4-5 minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink) Set aside and cover.
  5. Create sauce (see below)
  6. Arrange lettuce wraps with chicken, bean sprouts, cucumber, carrots and top with as much sauce as you like. I like to get saucy 😉

For Sauce:

1. Place all ingredients into a small pot and place on stove over medium-high heat.  Make sure you are constantly stirring this so it doesn’t burn, do this until peanut butter has melted. This should only take a couple of minutes.

Fun facts

*Bean sprouts contain- protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber, potassium, iron, folacin, and are less than 30 calories per serving

* Hoisin Sauce has been coined as a “Chinese barbecue sauce” It is traditionally used in China as a meat glaze or a condiment.

Leave your Comments!

Comments

Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.