Recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Try this for lunch for a twist of Asian flavor

Recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Packed lunches can get boring, but this flavorful and healthy chicken salad wrap will spice up your work week. Replace mayo with peanut butter to cut out unhealthy saturated fats with replace with healthy unsaturated fats. Exotic ingredients like ginger, lime, and soy create a new twist on an old standby.

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Ingredients

Chicken salad ingredients
1/2 tsp olive oil
1.5 lb raw skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 cup chopped, peeled and seeded cucumber
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
Iceberg lettuce

Dressing ingredients
1 Tbsp sugar or sugar substitute
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp water

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until done on each side. Remove from the pan; cool. Shred chicken into bite-size pieces.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients until smooth. Mix dressing with chicken and chopped veggies.
  3. Once dressing is mixed well, place ingredients into a leaf of iceberg lettuce and eat as a wrap.

Nutritional information (Per serving)

Makes 6 servings

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Calories: 310
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Protein: 31 g
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Sodium: 250 mg

Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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