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[RECIPE] Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Carb-free doesn’t have to mean taste-free with delicious recipes like this ‘no-wrap’ chicken lettuce wrap recipe.

You can also substitute lettuce for other leafy greens like fresh spinach or kale for an added nutrient boost.

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 celery stick, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 baby tomatoes, sliced
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Butter lettuce is a popular option over the more common iceberg variety as it actually contains slightly more plant-based protein. It also has more riboflavin, niacin and folate, and is a great source of vitamins A and K, as well as potassium.

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, onion, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and ginger for about 1-2 minutes until onions become translucent.
  4. Stir in celery, tomatoes and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Spoon mixture into the centre of a lettuce leaf and serve.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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