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Healthy Thai Inspired Lettuce Wraps

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Thai inspired lettuce wraps are a perfect appetizer or meal. They are low in calories and carbs while being high in flavor.

Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

Have you ever eaten lettuce wraps when eating out and wondered how to make them at home? Making lettuce wraps at home is a cinch and they are very flavorful like they are when eating out.

The base of these healthy Thai inspired lettuce wraps is ground chicken, making them high in protein. If you enjoy the flavors used in Thai cooking you won’t be disappointed.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Light, and perfect for hot days
  • Low-carb and gluten-free 
  • Perfect way to sneak in veggies
  • Flavorful sauce
Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • White onion
  • Ground chicken
  • Baby bella mushrooms
  • Water chestnuts
  • Red bell pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Ground ginger
  • Sriracha 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Romaine lettuce cups
Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

How to make this recipe

1 – Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add the garlic and diced onion and sauté for about 3 minutes, until the onions become translucent.

2 – Push to the side of the skillet and add the ground chicken. Break up the chicken into small pieces and cook though until the chicken is no longer pink.

3 – Drain the grease from the pan.

4 – Reduce the heat to medium and add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and red bell pepper to the pan.

5 – Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha and stir all the ingredients together. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables soften.

6 – Spoon mixture into romaine lettuce cups and enjoy!

Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

What to top homemade lettuce wraps with?

Lettuce rap topping ideas include sesame seeds, green onion, and if you like spice, hot sauce. 

How do I store homemade lettuce wraps?

Keep the lettuce cups and the meat mixture in separate airtight containers. They will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat the meat mixture in the microwave or on the stove.

Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

Calories per serving (1 wrap): 193

Yield: 6 Servings

Healthy Thai Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Thai Inspired lettuce wraps

Thai inspired lettuce wraps are a perfect appetizer or meal. They are low in calories and carbs while being high in flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups baby bella mushrooms, finely diced
  • 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 6 Romaine lettuce cups

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Push to the side of the skillet.
  2. Add ground chicken. Break chicken up with a wooden spoon, and cook through until no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Add mushrooms, water chestnuts, bell pepper, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha. Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, until vegetables soften.
  4. Spoon mixture into lettuce cups and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Jordin

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

These lettuce wraps look so good!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Thanks, Jordan. :)

Liz

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Such a great idea for an easy low carb meal! We've been all bout the easy meals lately so this is perfect!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

That's great to hear, Liz. :)

Dannii

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

We love lettuce wraps. Such a great low carb lunch option.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

They really are. :)

Jacqueline Meldrum

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I always forget about lettuce wraps, so it is nice to have the reminder. I must make some soon.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Thanks! I hope you enjoy. :)

Laura | Wandercooks

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

So healthy and sooo satisfying! Thanks these were a massive hit!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Thanks, Laura. Great to hear. :)

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