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Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps
2010-10-05 Main Dish
5 30

Lettuce leaf wraps contain slices of cooked chicken in an arrowroot-thickened Asian sauce, with water chestnuts, green onion, bean threads, carrot and almonds.

  • Servings: 4


¼ cup Water
1 tsp Arrowroot
¼ cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Honey
¼ cup White Vinegar
1 Tbsp Chives
1 Tbsp Oil
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Chili Oil
1 tsp Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
1 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger
4 Skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
¼ cup Minced Water Chestnuts
4 Green Onions, sliced
Bean Threads
Cooking Oil
1 head Boston or Butter Lettuce
Carrots, shredded
¼ cup sliced Almonds


Combine water and arrowroot in a small bowl, then stir until arrowroot is dissolved. Place in a saucepan with remaining Sauce ingredients; cook over medium heat just until thickened, then set aside.

Brown chicken in skillet over medium heat. Cook until done, 3-5 minutes per side. Slice the cooked chicken, return to pan over medium heat; add water chestnuts. Cook 1 minute, then add 5 tablespoons (or 1/3 cup) of the Sauce and the green onions. Place bean threads in a pan with some oil and flash fry until puffy.

To serve, top lettuce leaves with some shredded carrot, almonds, bean threads, the sliced chicken and some of the remaining Sauce. Roll up lettuce leaves and serve.