Keto Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Keto-Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional wraps. Packed with flavorful chicken and fresh vegetables, wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, this low-carb recipe is perfect for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet. It’s a quick and easy meal that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your dietary goals. Let’s get started!

Keto Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Main Course or Appetizer

Cuisine: Asian-inspired, Keto-friendly

calories: 250kcal, per serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Iceberg or butter lettuce leaves, for wrapping
  • Optional toppings: chopped green onions, sesame seeds, sriracha sauce

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Add the diced chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally. This should take about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Push the cooked chicken to one side of the skillet and add the chopped onions, diced red bell pepper, and grated carrot. Sauté the vegetables for 3-4 minutes until they start to soften.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce (or tamari), rice vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger paste. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the skillet, and toss everything together to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and transfer the chicken filling to a serving bowl.
  7. To assemble the lettuce wraps, take a lettuce leaf and spoon a generous amount of the chicken filling onto the centre. Add any optional toppings you desire, such as chopped green onions, sesame seeds, or a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
  8. Wrap the lettuce leaf around the filling, creating a neat bundle. Secure with a toothpick if needed.
  9. Repeat the process with the remaining lettuce leaves and filling.
  10. Serve the Keto-Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps immediately and enjoy!

Note: Adjust the recipe according to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Feel free to customize the toppings and add additional ingredients like sliced mushrooms or water chestnuts for extra flavour and texture. Enjoy these Keto-Friendly Chicken Lettuce Wraps as a light lunch or dinner option!

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