Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can’t Eat Just One!

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Asian chicken lettuce wraps, or anything wrapped in lettuce for that matter, seems to be the new thing these days in restaurants.

With many people going on low carb diets, lettuce is a great substitute to use in place of bread.

Because, to be honest, bread is just a vessel for what’s inside of a sandwich.

So, lettuce ask you {see what we did there?} why not save a ton of carbs and use lettuce in place of bread for your some of your recipes?

We found The Asian Keto & Low-Carb Cookbook: A Healthy Guide To Authentic Asian Cuisine on Amazon.

This cookbook has everything you love about Asian food minus the high carbohydrates!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can't Eat Just One!

This Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is super easy to make and a nice change from the typical sectioned out meat + veggies + starch meal.

Use Aldi Ingredients For Your Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’ve recently decided to start making recipes using only ingredients I’ve bought from Aldi.

I love shopping at Aldi because their food is high quality and their prices are super competitive!

For this Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe, I already had some of the ‘staples’ ingredients that most people keep in their pantry.

So a couple of my ingredients are items I’ve had since before I became an Aldi addict.

But the other ingredients are from Aldi.

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

So back to the recipe.

As you can see from my pictures below, it’s super easy to make!

I couldn’t find two ingredients from the original recipe at Aldi: water chestnuts or hoisin sauce.

Aldi needs to step up their game with Asian ingredients.

We found Hoisin Sauce on Amazon if you can’t find it anywhere else.

However, Aldi did have this amazing Thai Red Sauce.

So I used it as a substitute for the hoisin sauce.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can't Eat Just One!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can't Eat Just One!

Housewives of Frederick County
An easy to make, healthy, Asian inspired meal using ground chicken, asian ingredients, and romaine lettuce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, I used minced garlic
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts (drained)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, I used Aldi's Thai Red Sauce
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 8 leaves romaine or butter lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Heat oils over medium heat in a skillet.
  • Add ground chicken and break up with a spatula until cooked through.
  • Add chopped onion & garlic to ground chicken and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce (or Aldi's Thai Red Sauce), soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger, and sweet chili sauce (I omitted the sweet chili sauce based on my personal taste preference).
  • Pour whisked mixture over cooked chicken mixture and stir well.
  • Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped water chestnuts to mixture and stir.
  • Remove from heat and place 1/4 cup amounts of mixture into each lettuce leaf.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword Asian, chicken, Lettuce Wraps

Dinner Ingredients

If you don’t have ground chicken, you can use ground beef or ground turkey.

Also, if you need a good skillet, this Stainless Steel Skillet with Glass Cover gets great reviews on Amazon!

I wasn’t able to find butter lettuce at Aldi, so I used romaine lettuce and it worked great!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can't Eat Just One!

This recipe states that it serves 4 people, but I have a family of 3 and it was just enough.

So if you have a family who loves to eat, you may want to double this recipe based on the number of servings.

You can serve your Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with a nice side of jasmine rice or get really creative and make some steamed dumplings to go with it.

We found this really cool Bamboo Asian Steam Pot on Amazon.

It can steam rice, dumplings, veggies, fish, and meat!

Serves a family of 3

My family loved this recipe!

It’s fun to be able to pick up your meal and not require utensils!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: You Can't Eat Just One!

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