Woohoo, week 2 of my healthy eating and cooking kick! I have to say, I am super impressed with myself that I stuck with this diet and cooking for this long, but I am having so much fun with it that I’m actually enjoying myself! This next recipe I am sharing with you guys is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants, PF Chang’s! I absolutely love their chicken lettuce wraps so when I found this recipe, I was SO excited to try it out. Not only is it easy, but it is so delicious!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound of ground chicken
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
¼ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 (8-oz) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon of sriracha (optional)
1 head butter lettuce (this is crucial as they hold the meat the strongest!)
Serving size – 4
Step One: Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium to high heat. Then, add the ground chicken and cook until it begins to brown. This should take about 3-5 minutes, be sure to chop the chicken into very small, fine crumbly pieces as the chicken cooks.
Step Two: Next, stir in the garlic, diced onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and ginger (and sriracha, if using), cook until the onions become translucent. This should take around 1-2 minutes.
Step Three: Stir in your diced water chestnuts and green onions and cook until tender, season with salt and pepper to taste, this should take another 1-2 minutes.
Step Four: Lastly, gently rip off the butter lettuce leaves individually, then with a spoon, serve 1-2 spoonfuls of the chicken mixture into the center of the lettuce leaf, similar to a taco! I added a side of extra hoisin dipping sauce with my lettuce wraps and it was SO good!
Serve and enjoy!
Total Fat 15.7g
Saturated Fat 3.9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 3.4g
Weight Watchers Smart Points Value: 9