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Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps make a nutritious meal that is ready in minutes. This version includes extra vegetables with the chicken filling to increase the servings and nutrients for a budget-friendly way to feed the family. Add brown or black rice to your wraps to make the meal even more filling.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil

½ cup diced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 small carrots, peeled and diced

½ lb. chicken breast meat, cubed

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

2 cups thinly-sliced napa cabbage

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tsp rice vinegar

Leaves from one head of romaine or butter lettuce

Topping options: sliced green onions, chopped peanuts, chili sauce


Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.

Add the chicken and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until it is cooked through and no longer pink.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the ginger and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cabbage and cook until it begins to wilt, about 90 more seconds.

In a small dish, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, and vinegar. Pour the sauce into the skillet. Stir to coat the chicken and vegetables. Cook for 1 minute.

Serve with lettuce leaves and optional toppings.

Nutrition information for 1/3 recipe: Calories 194; Total Fat 5.8 g; Saturated Fat 0.6 g; Trans Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 308 mg; Carbohydrate 19.3 g; Fiber 4.7 g; Sugar 11.2 g; Protein 18.3 g

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