As I've said before, low carb is so much easier for me than low cal. I feel like I can get way more satisfying meals that are protein and plant based, rather than trying to calculate calories in my head, but that's just me!
And the epitome of a low carb meal is definitely the lettuce wrap.
If you've been around here for a (long) while, you may remember this recipe. It makes a regular appearance on my kitchen table, and I decided it was time for an update, since those photos are pretty awful...
The sauce is to DIE for, though. Use it on these wraps, or as a dressing, in a sandwich, by the spoonful... you'll want to, trust me.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 lb Chicken tenders, cut into bite sized cubes
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, diced
- 1 tbsp green onion, sliced
- Optional: 1/4 cup water chestnuts and/or bamboo shoots, diced
- Pine Nuts (or nuts of choice) for topping
-Mix broth, garlic, coconut aminos, lemon juice and ginger and pour over chicken. Marinade for 30 mins to 1 hour. Shorter is fine, but the longer the better for the flavors to really seep in.
-Heat oil in medium skillet or wok to medium-high heat. Add marinated chicken and stir-fry until browned and cooked through.
-Toss in all veggies and cook until desired texture is reached. Drain excess water, or use a slurry of 1 tbsp water with 1 tbsp corn starch and mix in to form a sauce.
-Sprinkle with Pine Nuts and serve with rice and Sriracha Sunbutter sauce.
Sriracha Sunbutter Sauce
- 1/4 cup sunbutter (or peanut butter)
- 3 tbsp chicken broth
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1-2 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
-Combine sunbutter and broth with honey in small sauce pan over medium heat. Mix until honey and sunbutter are well blended. Remove from heat, add lemon juice, garlic, Sriracha and coconut aminos. If too thick, add a bit more broth. Mix well and set aside to cool.